A NAKED man had to be rescued after becoming stuck in a washing machine whilst trying to surprise his girlfriend during a game of hide and seek.
Emergency services were called to a block of flats in Mooroopna, north of Melbourne on Saturday afternoon to free a naked man, 20, who was trapped in a washing machine.
According to Shepparton News who reported the bizarre incident the man was prompted to climb into the top-loader during “a game of hide-and-seek”.
“He was very well wedged in there and we were concerned for his health and wellbeing,” Sergeant Michelle De Araugo of the Shepparton Police said.
“It was just a game gone wrong. It would be fair to say the gentleman was very embarrassed,” she said.
The delicate operation involved the washing machine’s lid being taken off and the machine tipped on its side so the man could be freed. There are also reports officers were forced to lubricate the man using olive oil to get him out.
“They greased him up until he was free,” Sergeant Tim Gleeson said.
Much to the embarrassment of the man it wasn’t just the police who were involved in the 20 minute rescue operation.
Firefighters, paramedics, SES and Shepparton Search and Rescue Squad also attended the scene.