1-year-old Ore. boy drowns in washing machine
(CBS/AP) OREM, Utah - The parents of a 1-year-old boy in Hillsboro, Oregon say he drowned in a washing machine in the few minutes that he left his mother's sight.
Tiffany Hebb says 21-month-old Ollie Hebb used to help her with the laundry by throwing clothes into the top-loading washer. She says Ollie went missing for a few minutes on March 23, and she found him wedged inside the water-filled machine.
Lt. Mike Rouches, spokesperson for the Hillsboro Police Department, confirmed to CBS affiliate KOIN in Portland, Ore., that the child had climbed up onto a bathtub, which was right in front of a washing machine."It made it possible for him to reach the top of the washing machine, which had water in it," Rouches said.
A neighbor performed CPR, but the boy died after a day on life support. His organs were donated.
The couple had recently moved from Orem, Utah, to the Portland suburb of Hillsboro. The Deseret News reports Tiffany and Chris Hebb buried Ollie over the weekend in Utah.
A family friend, Susan Lawson, told KOIN that the Hebbs do not have heath insurance, and neighbors are planning to hold a silent auction at a local schoolhouse to help the family pay the bills.
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