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Three men get trapped inside a tumble dryer

Posted on Monday, 2 November, 2020 | Comment icon 13 comments

Fortunately the men were able to call for help. Image Credit: PD / Alex Borland
A freak incident in Essex, England saw a young trio get hopelessly stuck at a derelict laundry site.
According to reports, the three men - who were all in their late teens - had been exploring the abandoned site in Bower Hill, Epping when they came across an industrial tumble dryer unit.

Being the curious pranksters that they were, they decided to see if they could all fit inside.

Things didn't go quite according to plan however when, with two of them crammed into the drum, the third managed to get his ankles stuck in the door, trapping all three of them inside.
It took the fire service, the police, the ambulance service's hazardous area response team and even the helicopter medical emergency service (HEMS) to finally release them from the machine.

Heavy equipment had to be used to remove the door.

"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," said watch manager Glenn Jackson.

"We used a range of equipment to free the casualty's ankles and allow him to crawl into the tumble dryer. The HEMS team gave him pain relief and we then managed to move the door, again using a range of equipment, so the men could crawl out."

Source: Sky News | Comments (13)

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #4 Posted by Jon the frog on 2 November, 2020, 13:04
Everyplace need a shame board to put stupid people on !
Comment icon #5 Posted by jethrofloyd on 2 November, 2020, 13:57
Comment icon #6 Posted by Rolci on 2 November, 2020, 15:58
Three men. In one tumble dryer. The fire service, the police, the ambulance and a helicopter needed to rescue them. Yep, another ordinary day in the UK. British people are the weirdest on the planet. And American. Way weird.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Jon the frog on 2 November, 2020, 22:22
They could have used tannerite, they would be out in an instant !      
Comment icon #8 Posted by A rather obscure Bassoon on 3 November, 2020, 10:28
They were trying to win a Darwin Award.
Comment icon #9 Posted by toast on 3 November, 2020, 12:05
Steve-O left the scene when he heard the fire sirens.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Manwon Lender on 3 November, 2020, 12:26
This is more proof that ignorance is as serious as COVID19, I wish the article would have told their side of the story!
Comment icon #11 Posted by jethrofloyd on 3 November, 2020, 13:37
Maybe this girl is their cousin?  
Comment icon #12 Posted by Berwen on 4 November, 2020, 14:12
They should have tried a top loader. Was there any clue as to whether or not they had their brains reinstalled after the removal?
Comment icon #13 Posted by WolfHawk on 6 November, 2020, 0:06
I am still trying to figure out HOW a person could get their FEET stuck in the door of a tumble dryer and render said door unopenable???!!!

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