A young boy’s life was saved by the family pet when it alerted his mother that he was trapped inside a tumble dryer.
Riley Gedge-Duffy, five, suffered burns to his arms, back and head when the machine automatically started with the boy, who has Down’s syndrome, stuck inside, reports Daily Mail.
Aaron Duffy said his wife, who was vacuuming at the time, only knew something was wrong when their dog, Teddy – a cockapoo, began to bark.
He said: ‘My son Riley trapped himself inside the tumble dryer and when he closed the door, the tumble dryer automatically started.
‘My wife was upstairs Hoovering, my other son was watching TV and the dog alerted my wife that something was up.
‘They went downstairs and he was going round and round the tumble dryer.’
The accident happened at the family home in Northern Ireland, on Sunday.
Riley was rushed to Hospital, and is currently receiving treatment.
Very lucky little boy.
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