Three young men were rescued on Friday night after they became stuck in a tumble dryer in Essex.
Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) released a statement saying they were called to a disused laundry factory in Bower Hill, Epping at around 6.30pm on Friday night where they discovered three men in their late teens who had decided to crawl into an industrial dryer.
Although two of them managed to get in successfully, the third got stuck by his ankles becoming trapped in the door system.
Firefighters working alongside police and medical emergency services used heavy cutting gear as they helped the thrid man to get inside then removed the door so all three could be freed.
ECFRS watch manager Glenn Jackson said “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.
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.” Ambulance services looked after the men when they were eventually removed from the machine.
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