There’s nothing children won’t do to score the best hide-and-seek spot. And sometimes this can be fatal.
Floridian Nicholas Wanes thought he found the best place to hide when he came across an open cooler in his backyard. But when the lid closed and he was locked inside, panic ensued. Luckily, his parents found him before it was too late and prevented what would have been a devastating tragedy. The entire scene was caught on the family’s security camera, which his father, Robert Wanes, shared to Facebook in hopes of stopping this scenario from happening to someone else.
“Thank God we could hear the frantic screams from inside the house,” he says.
After returning from a day at the beach, the Wanes cleaned out their cooler and left it out to dry in the yard. Scoping out the area for a hiding spot, Nicholas spotted it and tucked himself away inside. Once the lid was fully closed and the lock latched shut, the boy was trapped.
“Our son starts to scream frantically with one of those screams…