A terrified mom thought quickly enough to rescue her young daughter when she became trapped in a washing machine.
The Washington state woman grabbed a wrench and smashed the window of the machine, at a laundromat in t in Okanogan. The five-year-old girl apparently climbed into the machine and it started running even though it had been marked "out of order," the Okanogan County sheriff's office said.
The 29-year-old mother raced to her car and retrieved a wrench, which she used to break the washing machine door, the Wenatchee World reported.
The girl suffered a 10-inch cut on her back and was treated at a hospital in Omak. The hospital declined to comment on the girl's condition.