China boy freed after getting stuck in washing machine

A three-year-old boy in eastern China had to be rescued after getting stuck in a washing machine, as local firefighters were called in by his fraught parents in Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province.

The boy, who came stuck in the washing machine basket from the waist down, was not injured in the incident as firefighters sought to open the cabinet from the back using hydraulic shears. His parents were said to have been entertaining guests when he walked to the laundry room unsupervised.

Footage of the incident, obtained from the local fire department, shows firefighters attempting to first free the boy together with the basket - tearing off the cabinet cover to gain access. Attempts proved successful as the boy walked away with no injuries.