While playing hide-and-seek, an 8-year-old child became trapped between a washing machine and dryer.
Captain Tim Watkins of the Thomas County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that Wrangler Hendrix, of Jewett, Texas, was playing the game while visiting a relative’s house in Coolidge, Georgia, with his grandparents on Friday.
According to Capt. Watkins officials suspect the youngster was attempting to hide behind the appliances when he became trapped. The child’s relatives noticed him “jammed between a washing and dryer” and attempted CPR instantly.
According to Capt. Watkins officers were summoned to the residence when Hendrix was discovered “unconscious.”
The youngster was taken to Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville, Georgia, where resuscitation efforts were resumed, Capt. Watkins said in his statement.
The kid was declared at around 7:28 PM after nearly one hour of resuscitation efforts.
However authorities assume Hendrix died of positional asphyxiation, a formal autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday.
The Thomas County Sheriff’s Office wishes to convey their heartfelt sympathies to Wrangler’s family, adds Capt. Watkins.
Wrangler, the son of Rhonda White and William Andrew Hendrix, was a second-grade student known by his peers as a “sweetheart.”
In an online tribute, one individual wrote: “My heart goes out to all of you. I’m praying for you to find peace and healing during these trying times. Wrangler was a wonderful person. I’m grateful for the opportunity to drive his bus.”
“He was really kind and looked after his sister. They were ecstatic with their vacation and the beach. As they stepped off the bus, we joked about needing a lot of sunscreen. Wrangler, may you rest in peace.”
Wrangler’s funeral will be conducted at Sardis Baptist Church in Jewett on Tuesday, June 21, at 2 p.m.