How do emergency services rescue obese people?
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How emergency services rescue obese people

Training exercise shows how emergency services cope with obese people who get stuck in their homes.

The number of obese people being rescued by the fire service because they are too large to move on their own has gone up by more than a third over the past three years according to figures obtained by 5 live Afternoon Edition.

Response teams from the Welsh Ambulance Service and members of the South Wales Fire service regularly train together with a 30 stone mannequin to remove bariatric patients from difficult locations.

This clip is from BBC Radio 5 live Afternoon Edition on Monday 19 September.

  • 19 Sep 2016