FUZHOU, China — Firefighters in southeast China’s Fujian province responded to an unusual kind of emergency Sunday — a man had gotten his head stuck inside a washing machine.
Luckily, he was pulled out by a team of firefighters after less than an hour, according to the official Weibo social media account of Fuzhou City’s Fire Department.
This unidentified man accidentally got his head stuck inside the machine while trying to fix the drum, the Fire Department’s statement said.
To make sure he had adequate oxygen supply, the firemen first forcibly separated the drum from the washing machine frame, and then carefully broke it while the man’s head was still inside, according to the statement.
The man was found to be in good shape after a physical check-up, the fire department said.
It’s not the first time Chinese firefighters have rescued people who’ve got themselves in a tight spot.
In April, firefighters freed a three-year-old boy who got his head stuck in a sunroof and last year a woman got trapped between two walls while trying to retrieve something she dropped.