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    Jan 07, 2014

    Oily end for naked man in hide-and-seek jam


    A NAKED Australian man was left red-faced after getting stuck in a washing machine during a game of hide-and-seek, and rescuers had to grease him up with olive oil to get him out.

    The man clambered into the top-loader machine on Saturday afternoon in his unit north of Melbourne, aiming to surprise his girlfriend when she got home.

    But he became wedged, sparking a delicate rescue effort.

    "He was trying to surprise his missus and became stuck," Sergeant Tim Gleeson told the Herald Sun after police, firefighters, paramedics and a search-and-rescue squad used olive oil to manoeuvre the man out of his predicament.

    Sergeant Michelle De Araugo said: "It was just a game gone wrong. It would be fair to say the gentleman was very embarrassed."