Gayle Laverne Grinds , died at 40, after surgeons failed at a six-hour attempt to dislodge her from her couch. Her home was a filthy mess, according to workers, because Grinds had become too large to even get up and use the bathroom. Herman Thomas, a man who lived with her, told investigators that he did his best to take care of the four-foot ten inch Grinds. He had tried effortlessly to get her out of the chair in vain.
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Winches and cranes have been used to help oversized patients on occasions in the 12 months up until April this year. Crews had to deal with call-outs including helping obese people who had become wedged in the bath, fallen out of bed or stuck between seats on a coach. Figures, released under the Freedom of Information Act, show a rise from over the previous year. The increase comes as doctors call for a tax on sugary foods to combat the rapidly growing rate of obesity in the UK. We are currently working alongside health professionals at both a strategic and operational level to influence and shape the health agenda. Incidents attended by fire crews include a stone patient falling out of bed needing an animal harness to put them back and another super-size person who called for help after falling over while drunk. Emergency services have also had to get a number of dead bodies out of homes because they are too big for undertakers to deal with, with one call-out resulting in a seven-hour operation.
Extremely Obese Man Stuck To Chair For Two Years Found Unconscious And Dies
The 5-foot, 5 inch-woman apparently hadn't moved from the chair since July, a sheriff's department report says. She "was so physically weak that bones in her body were breaking" during the rescue, per the police report. A man from Foster's church called after he thought she was acting out of sorts. He had delivered food to Foster for 10 years and says he had become accustomed to the stench, which EMS workers said was overwhelming.