Rescuers cut through walls to extract 500 lb. woman having medical emergency

Posted at 5:06 PM, Apr 01, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-01 18:17:34-04

On Long Island, authorities say a woman weighing more than 500 pounds had to be taken to the hospital by cops and fighters.

They reportedly needed at least 15 people to carry her.

Medford authorities got a call about her having trouble with her tracheotomy.

Obese Woman

Desperate to pull an obese, ailing woman from her Medford home, firefighters had to cut off parts of walls to get the 500 lb. woman out.

They say rescuers were able to get her out the front door, but not before cutting out some walls to get to her.

She’s reportedly going to be ok.