An Australian man (name withheld) had to be rescued by the emergency services after he got stuck inside a washing machine while playing hide-and-seek.
Police, firefighters, paramedics and a search-and-rescue squad were all called out after the man hid inside the top-loading machine to surprise his partner, reports the BBC.
It took 20 minutes for rescuers to dislodge him, using olive oil as a lubricant, at the couple’s home in Mooroopna, near Melbourne, Australia.
Few details were revealed about the man, with some reports saying he was 20 years old.
Sergeant Michelle De Araugo said “it was just a game gone wrong”, adding: “It would be fair to say the gentleman was very embarrassed.”