Mom Rescues Child Trapped in Running Washer

Kid climbed into washing machine at laundromat

By Greg Wilson
|  Tuesday, Nov 8, 2011  |  Updated 11:08 AM EDT
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Mom Rescues Child Trapped in Running Washer

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 A terrified mom thought quickly enough to rescue her young daughter when she became trapped in a washing machine.

The Washington state woman grabbed a wrench and smashed the window of the machine, at a laundromat in t in Okanogan. The five-year-old girl apparently climbed into the machine and it started running even though it had been marked "out of order," the Okanogan County sheriff's office said.

The 29-year-old mother raced to her car and retrieved a wrench, which she used to break the washing machine door, the Wenatchee World reported.

The girl suffered a 10-inch cut on her back and was treated at a hospital in Omak. The hospital declined to comment on the girl's condition.

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