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Rescuers spend hours removing 700-lb. woman from home
Philly.com ^

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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good grief......
1 posted on 04/03/2007 12:01:09 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

And I worry about my measly thirty pounds!


2 posted on 04/03/2007 12:03:11 PM PDT by cyborg (my baby is back!)
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To: Sub-Driver

They should have lured her out with a dozen cheese steaks!


3 posted on 04/03/2007 12:03:36 PM PDT by Holicheese (I love shrimp and grits.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Thank the Lord there wasn’t any pictures. That a visual I don’t need.


4 posted on 04/03/2007 12:03:37 PM PDT by i are a cowboy
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To: Sub-Driver

Rosie was hanging upside down again?


5 posted on 04/03/2007 12:03:43 PM PDT by Tarantulas ( Illegal immigration - the trojan horse that's treated like a sacred cow)
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To: Sub-Driver
She was in fair condition in the emergency room

Fair condition? She still weighs 700lbs!
6 posted on 04/03/2007 12:03:50 PM PDT by P-40 (Al Qaeda was working in Iraq. They were just undocumented.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“....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..


7 posted on 04/03/2007 12:05:14 PM PDT by newnhdad
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To: Sub-Driver

Unbelievable that this woman still lives. Thought her heart would have went “kaput” a long time ago.


8 posted on 04/03/2007 12:05:15 PM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: Sub-Driver
Extremely overweight. Its a miracle they were able to rescue her at all.

"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

9 posted on 04/03/2007 12:05:21 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Sub-Driver

So terrible...How does this happen???


11 posted on 04/03/2007 12:06:15 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs (Wake me up when everyone is ready to self-identify as "earthling.")
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To: Sub-Driver

Poor lady.


12 posted on 04/03/2007 12:06:20 PM PDT by najida (One day, a door opens, and you get a chance to start over. But the phone rings......)
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Rescue workers then carried her into a special ambulance capable of carrying someone of her size, Gore said.

Tow truck?

13 posted on 04/03/2007 12:07:24 PM PDT by umgud (Anna Nicole was an expensive slut)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


14 posted on 04/03/2007 12:07:35 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Boston Blackie

Wrong. Very, very wrong.


15 posted on 04/03/2007 12:07:59 PM PDT by billybudd
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To: cyborg
Isn’t it the truth! I always say “there but for the grace of God go I”. 30 lbs off would make me so happy.
16 posted on 04/03/2007 12:09:07 PM PDT by Ditter
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How can a heart which is roughly the size of your closed fist supply blood throughout a 700 pound frame?


17 posted on 04/03/2007 12:09:08 PM PDT by lesko
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To: Boston Blackie

I’m tempted to click the abuse link but I can’t stop laughing.


18 posted on 04/03/2007 12:09:24 PM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: Boston Blackie

That’s just wrong.....


19 posted on 04/03/2007 12:09:30 PM PDT by nevergore (?It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.?)
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To: Sub-Driver

And my husband complains because he’s 20 lbs. overweight!


20 posted on 04/03/2007 12:09:58 PM PDT by MissEdie (Liberalscostlives)
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