Skip to comments.Rescuers spend hours removing 700-lb. woman from home
Posted on 04/03/2007 12:01:06 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Rescuers spend hours removing 700-lb. woman from home The Associated Press
TRENTON, N.J. - It took nearly seven hours and the demolition of a bathroom for rescue workers to remove a more than 700-pound woman from her home, officials said.
Rescue workers arrived at about 5:45 p.m. Monday to the woman's home after responding to reports she had fallen and injured herself in her second-floor bathroom, said Trenton Fire Department Battalion Chief Gregory Gore.
They didn't get her out until after midnight.
The undertaking ended up involving dozens of emergency medical responders and firefighters from Trenton and neighboring Ewing.
Firefighters eventually had to dismantle the toilet and radiator, and rip out part of the bathroom wall and window in order to create a large enough space to move the woman out to a fire truck's large rescue basket.
Rescue workers then carried her into a special ambulance capable of carrying someone of her size, Gore said.
The woman was taken to Capital Health System's Mercer hospital in Trenton.
She was in fair condition in the emergency room
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And I worry about my measly thirty pounds!
They should have lured her out with a dozen cheese steaks!
Thank the Lord there wasn’t any pictures. That a visual I don’t need.
Rosie was hanging upside down again?
“....but said it appeared that she hadn’t been downstairs since November, although she was able to move herself to the bathroom.”
I don’t think the fridge was downstairs either..
Unbelievable that this woman still lives. Thought her heart would have went “kaput” a long time ago.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
So terrible...How does this happen???
I remember this same thing happening in Houston a few years ago. They had to tear of the front porch and the front door frame and part of the wall to get her out. Then she was taken to the hospital in some kind of delivery truck. Poor woman I doubt she is still alive.
Wrong. Very, very wrong.
How can a heart which is roughly the size of your closed fist supply blood throughout a 700 pound frame?
I’m tempted to click the abuse link but I can’t stop laughing.
That’s just wrong.....
And my husband complains because he’s 20 lbs. overweight!
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