Firefighters in China save man who got head stuck in washing machine

A man in China had to be rescued by six firefighters after he got his head stuck in a washing machine.
A man in China had to be rescued by six firefighters after he got his head stuck in a washing machine.PHOTO: REUTERS
Rescuers save a man with equipment as his head is stuck in a washing machine.
Rescuers save a man with equipment as his head is stuck in a washing machine.PHOTO: REUTERS

FUJIAN - A man in China had to be rescued by six firefighters after he got his head stuck in a washing machine, reported the South China Morning Post.

According to reports on Chinese news websites, the man put his head into the machine to check on the drying drum as he suspected something was stuck at the bottom of it.

But he couldn't remove his head after putting it in.

The incident happened last Sunday afternoon in Fuqing city in the southern province of Fujian.

The man's flatmate tried several ways to get him out of the machine, to no avail.

The local emergency unit sent a team of six firefighters to the rescue, said the reports.

The rescuers found the man lying down on the floor, with his head stuck in the machine when they arrived at the scene.

It took them 40 minutes to dismantle the washing machine, cutting apart the plastic exterior and then the drying drum.

He was covered during parts of the rescue to stop him getting burned from sparks as the machine was cut open, the report said.

The man, who was unnamed, only suffered from minor scratches on the head.

A two-year-old boy from Sichuan province was rescued earlier this month after he got stuck while climbing into a washing machine, said the South China Morning Post.