Emergency service crews were called to a Mooroopna home yesterday after a man got stuck naked in a washing machine during a game of hide-and-seek with his girlfriend.DARREN LINTON January 6, 2014 4:59am
Emergency service crews were called out to help free a naked man from a washing machine in Mooroopna.
Emergency services took 20 minutes to free a naked Mooroopna man from a top-loading washing machine after a game of hide-and-seek went horribly wrong.
Shepparton police Sergeant Michelle De Araugo said the man had attempted to climb into the washing machine on Saturday afternoon with the aim of surprising his partner, but he became firmly wedged.
Police, firefighters, paramedics, Tatura SES and Shepparton Search and Rescue Squad had to work out how to manoeuvre the man to free him from the tight space.
‘‘He was very well wedged in there and we were concerned for his health and wellbeing,’’ Sgt De Araugo said.
‘‘It was just a game gone wrong.
‘‘It would be fair to say the gentleman was very embarrassed.’’
The incident came as a video of an 11-year-old girl stuck in a similar situation went viral on social media on the weekend.
The girl was also playing hide-and-seek and took cover in a top-loading washing machine.
Other children and an aunt tried smearing the girl in butter and then peanut butter to get her out but eventually called the fire brigade.
It took 90 minutes to free her. The girl suffered bruising — and a lot of embarrassment.
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