Boy, 8, dies after game of hide and seek ends in tragedy


An 8-year-old boy has died after getting stuck in between a washing machine and tumble dryer during a game of hide and seek.

Wrangler Hendrix from Texas had been visiting a relative’s home in Georgia with his grandparents and playing the game, Thomas County Sheriff’s Office Captain Tim Watkins told

It is believed the boy was trying to hide behind the appliances but became wedged between them.

When he was discovered, relatives immediately began CPR.

Captain Watkins added: “The child was transported to Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville, Georgia, where resuscitation attempts continued.

“After about an hour, he was pronounced dead.”

Tributes to the young boy were paid in an online condolence book.

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One, from his school bus driver, read: “Wrangler was a sweetheart. So thankful for time I got to be his bus driver.

“He was so well-mannered and took care of his sister. They were so excited about their trip and the beach.

“We joked about wearing lots of sunscreen as they got off the bus. Rest in heavenly peace, Wrangler.”

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