Man weighing nearly 50 rescued from apartment through wall after heart attack

Paramedics and firefighters helped lift the man from his first floor apartment (Image: UKNIP

Rescuers had to smash through an apartment wall during a 17-hour operation to save a 47-stone heart attack victim.

Firefighters, paramedics and police officers worked together to get the man out of his first floor council flat in Acton, west London.

Paramedics were called around 2am on Friday and after being treated in his bed at home they had to ask for further assistance to help him get him out.

Around 9 a.m., firefighters had to tear down an outside wall, then built a ramp out of plywood and used ropes to hoist him onto a stretcher.

He was finally wheeled into an ambulance around 8pm before being taken to a special ward at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington.

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It took ambulance services 17 hours to get him from his flat (Image: UKNIP)

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The man, who weighs 47 stone, went into cardiac arrest and crews raced to help him (Image: UKNIP)

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Firefighters had to build a makeshift plywood ramp to get him out (Image: UKNIP)

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Staff were first called to help the man around 2am on Friday (Image: UKNIP)

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After being treated by staff, he was taken to a special ward at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington (Image: UKNIP)

A neighbor told The Sun how the man is expected to make a living on takeaway deliveries.

Vernon Bannister, 74, said: “The last time I went in it had the biggest TV I’ve ever seen.

“This is the third time they’ve tried to take him away – the last time the bed broke.

“Now they had to take half the building apart.

“There are other people in this building who are sick and have to pay for it.”

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