‘Sweetheart’ boy, eight, dies after getting trapped between washing machine and dryer in Texas


‘Sweetheart’ boy, eight, dies after getting trapped between washing machine and dryer while playing hide and seek at cousins’ home in Texas

  • Wrangler Hendrix, 8, was found wedged between a washer and dryer by family
  • He had been playing hide and seek with his cousins at their home in Georgia 
  • Wrangler’s family found him and immediately began CPR but he later died

An eight-year-old boy has died after becoming trapped between a washing machine and dryer while playing hide and seek at his relative’s home in Texas

Wrangler Hendrix was found ‘wedged between a washer and dryer’ by his family on Friday while playing with his cousins in Coolidge, Georgia, police said.

The boy, of Jewett, Texas, is believed to have died from positional asphyxiation, Captain Tim Watkins from the Thomas County Sheriff’s Office told People magazine.

Wrangler Hendrix was found 'wedged between a washer and dryer' by his family on Friday while playing with his cousins in Coolidge, Georgia, police said

Wrangler Hendrix was found ‘wedged between a washer and dryer’ by his family on Friday while playing with his cousins in Coolidge, Georgia, police said

The second grader’s family found him stuck between the washer and dryer and immediately began CPR. 

Police officers were called to the family home at around 6.15pm on Friday after Wrangler was found ‘unresponsive’ and continued efforts to resuscitate him when they arrived. 

Wrangler briefly responded during the resuscitation attempts – but later become unresponsive, Watkins told WCTV. 

He was rushed to Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville where he was pronounced dead at 7.28pm.

‘The Thomas County Sheriff’s Office would like to express our deepest condolences to the family of Wrangler,’ said Watkins. 

He was rushed to Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville where he was pronounced dead at 7.28pm

He was rushed to Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville where he was pronounced dead at 7.28pm

Wrangler, the son of Rhonda White and William Andrew Hendrix, has been described as a ‘sweetheart’ by those who knew him. 

One person paid tribute to the little boy, writing in an online tribute: ‘My heart breaks for all of you… Wrangler was a sweetheart. So thankful for time I got to be his bus driver.

‘He was so well-mannered and took care of his sister. They were so excited about their trip and the beach. We joked about wearing lots of sunscreen as they got off the bus. Rest in heavenly peace, Wrangler.’ 

Funeral services for Wrangler will be held on June 21, at 2pm at Sardis Baptist Church in Jewett, according to his obituary.

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