Three teens rescued after getting trapped in tumble dryer

Brooke Rolfe
·News Reporter
·1-min read

Three teenagers have had to be pulled to safety after becoming trapped inside a tumble dryer.

The men, believed to be in their late teens, crawled into an industrial sized machine at a derelict laundry site in Epping, England, on Friday (local time).

While two of the men crawled inside without an issue, the third became stuck in the door of the dryer when his ankle somehow got lodged.

The incident triggered a massive emergency response, including that of the Helicopter Medical Emergency Service (HEMS).

Tumble dryers like the one three teens became stuck inside.
The men got stuck inside a tumble dryer and had to be rescued. Source: Getty Images

Emergency crews arrived shortly after 6.35pm (local time) and had to “carry a lot of heavy equipment a large distance”, fire service watch manager Glenn Jackson said.

“We used a range of equipment to free the casualty's ankles and allow him to crawl into the tumble dryer,” he said, according to the publication.

He explained that after administering pain relief to the man, teams moved the door “with a range of equipment” so the trio could crawl out.

The rescue squad had to work “really hard in arduous conditions”, according to Mr Jackson.

“It was a difficult site to access and we had to carry a lot of heavy equipment a large distance from the appliances to the tumble dryer and then use our expertise to free the men safely,” he said.

The men were left in the care of the ambulance crew.

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