19 fire­men free obese 999 pa­tient

Sunday Mirror - - KHAN SAIRA - BY AMY SHARPE

AT least 19 fire­fight­ers were sent to help an obese pa­tient get out of her house af­ter she be­came stuck in a chair.

They ar­rived in three fire en­gines with an aerial lift­ing plat­form.

It took an hour to get the woman down the stairs at her home in Whitchurch, Hants, be­fore she could be taken to hos­pi­tal.

It is un­der­stood the fire ser­vice was sum­moned be­cause of the “way she got stuck” rather than the pa­tient’s weight.

A spokesman for South Cen­tral Am­bu­lance Ser­vice said: “As her con­di­tion was de­te­ri­o­rat­ing they re­quested the fire ser­vice to at­tend.”

Last night the woman was be­ing treated at Winch­ester Royal Hamp­shire County Hos­pi­tal.

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