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Young boy caught in fatal game of hide and seek

Young boy caught in fatal game of hide and seek

A young boy in the US state of Georgia has died after a family game of hide and seek went terribly wrong, and he accidentally got himself awkwardly stuck between a washing machine and dryer.

Emergency services rushed to the boy's grandparents’ home on Friday evening after the child, aged 9, became trapped.

Tim Watkins, from the local Sheriff’s Office, said it is believed the little boy was trying to hide behind the appliances when he got stuck between them.

After looking for him for about five to ten minutes, the family discovered him and immediately began performing CPR.

Despite continued efforts, paramedics were unable to revive the boy. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

It is believed he may have died from positional asphyxiation. There was no trauma to the little boy’s body.

The Sheriff’s Office confirmed no charges have been brought against the family.

Local residents have expressed their shock at the tragic news, with many taking to social media to express their condolences.

“How tragic! Praying that the family is able to find some kind of peace during these most unfortunate circumstances,” one woman wrote on Facebook.

Image: Getty

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