Castaic Boy, 8, Dies After Being Rescued From Filled Washing Machine

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — An 8-year-old Castaic boy who was rescued from a filled washing machine has died, sheriff’s officials said Monday.

The boy was hospitalized after he was found unconscious in a machine at his house in the 30500 block of Pansy Court around 7:30 p.m. Aug. 1.

The boy’s father reportedly found him head-first inside the top-loading washing machine, while his wife was out shopping. The father pulled him out and called 911.

Officials resuscitated him, and he was transported to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Westwood.

He was pronounced dead at 10 a.m. Sunday, according to authorities.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s homicide detectives are investigating his death.

“We have taken the washer as evidence. We’re gonna process it forensically and make sure it was working properly,” Lt. Eddie Hernandez told KNX 1070’s Pete Demetriou.

Castaic Boy, 8, Dies After Being Rescued From Filled Washing Machine

Criminal charges, if any, will not be filed until after an investigation is complete.

Anyone with information is urged to contact them at (323)890-5500 or Crime Stoppers at (800)222-TIPS (8477).

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