VIDEO: Child stuck in washing machine while playing ‘hide and seek’
A little boy got stuck in a washing machine while playing hide and seek with his sister in the city of Kharkov in eastern Ukraine.
The child’s mother had no other option then to call firefighters to rescue her son.
The boy, whose name has not been released, was playing hide and seek with his sister in the family’s flat.
He thought he had found the perfect hiding place when he crawled into the drum of the washing machine.
But once inside, he found he could not get out again and ended up shouting for help. None of his family was able to pull the youngster out of the washing machine so they called emergency services for help.
Four firefighters arrived and, after surveying the situation, came up with the idea of covering the boy in sunflower oil.
And it paid off as the youngster suddenly slid out of the machine, almost unassisted.
One of the firefighters recorded the rescue moment in his cellphone and it was subsequently shared on the social media.