Calif. medics transport morbidly obese man to Dr. Phil

Three emergency medical technicians and a paramedic helped Robert Gibbs, 23, onto a specially designed stretcher


By Jason Sweeney
Contra Costa Times

LIVERMORE, Calif. — A morbidly obese Livermore man who became a YouTube sensation was loaded into an oversized ambulance Sunday and taken to L.A. for an appearance on the nationally syndicated "Dr. Phil" show.

Neighbors and a KRON 4 camera crew looked on as three emergency medical technicians and a paramedic helped Robert Gibbs, 23, onto a specially designed stretcher that could accommodate his estimated 600 to 700 pounds. Gibbs was then winched up a ramp into the ambulance and on his way.

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