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  • 3 September 2014, 10:19

Girl Trapped In Washing Machine On Spin Cycle

A five-year-old girl is recovering in hospital after she became stuck in a washing machine in California.

Police say the girl climbed into the machine at the Washeteria dry cleaners in Pasedena while the woman she was with was not looking.

The woman had been unable to get the machine to work and when she went to use a different machine the girl managed to get inside.

Somehow the door to the machine closed and the spin cycle was activated for several minutes before the woman noticed what had happened.

Vance Mitchell from Pasadena Police told Fox News: "Unfortunately she spun around in that washing machine for several minutes and apparently it was on high speed. She was tumbling pretty fast in there

"One person walked by and said they saw something flopping around in there they thought it was just a dress or something because it was moving pretty fast."

The owner shut the machine down and the girl was air-lifted to hospital as a precaution, though her injuries are not life threatening.

Police do not suspect foul play.

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