COOLIDGE, Ga. — A boy is dead after he became trapped between a washer and dryer while playing hide-and-seek at a home in Thomas County, according to WCTV.
The Thomas County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to a home outside of Coolidge, Georgia on Friday night.
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The boy’s family said he was playing a game of hide-and-seek with his cousins when he was found pinned between the two appliances.
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Family members started doing CPR and called 911, according to WALB. EMTs were able to briefly revive the child, but he became unresponsive again and died at the hospital.
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Officers said the boy was originally from Jewett, Texas, but was in Thomas County visiting his grandparents. He was only identified as being between 8 and 10 years old.
According to TCSO Captain Tim Watkins, the child may have died from positional asphyxia. The family has not been charged with a crime, though an autopsy will be performed on Wednesday.
Coolidge is a small town of just over 500 people near the Georgia/Florida line.
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