An 11-year-old US girl was left bruised and red-faced after becoming stuck inside a washing machine for 90 minutes during a game of hide-and-seek last week.
The Utah girl, who asked that her name be withheld, was playing with her cousins when she climbed into what she thought was the perfect hiding spot in the family's washing machine, located just below a dryer.
"She really wanted to win," the girl's mother Nicole Rhoades, who was not home at the time, said.
Ms Rhoades learnt about her daughter's predicament when she received a phone call from her eldest daughter.
She said she could hear her 11-year-old screaming in the background.
"At that point they had already tried butter, peanut butter, ice and then at that point she was cold so they put some warm water on her," she said.
After trying unsuccessfully to free the distressed girl, Ms Rhoades called 911.
Emergency services arrived with an assortment of gas-powered tools, commonly used to free car crash victims from crushed wrecks.
Instead, firefighters were able to remove the dryer above, allowing the girl to climb free.
The girl was not hurt in the incident but learned a valuable lesson, Ms Rhoades said.
"It was kind of funny at the end of the day … honestly you're 11, what are you doing playing in a washing machine?" she said.
Author: Chloe Ross, Approving editor Martin Zavan