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8-year-old boy given CPR after being rescued from washing machine

West Nile Virus

Deputies gave CPR to an 8-year-old boy who was found unconscious in a washing machine filled with water in his Castaic home, authorities said Thursday afternoon.

The boy was pulled from the machine by his father Wednesday evening.

The father had been working in the yard in the home in the 30500 block of Pansy Court and the mother was at a store, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

The father realized that his son was not responsive and dialed 911. Deputies arrived and began CPR until Fire Department personnel showed up. 

Department officials said the child was taken to a nearby hospital and was listed Thursday afternoon in stable condition. 

Deputies were investigating how the child ended up in the washing machine. Anyone with information is asked to call Sgt. Brian Hudson of the Sheriff's Department Special Victims Bureau at (877) 710-5273.

 

 

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