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High-angle rescue to lower obese woman from apartment window

Paramedics call for a high-angle rescue when the woman could not be moved through her front door

NEW YORK — Paramedics needed a high-angle rescue assist from FDNY firefighters to remove a sick, obese woman from her second-story apartment Friday.

The woman, too large to move through her front door, was lowered to the ground in a cargo net with a firefighter attendant, the NY Daily News reported.

The FDNY confirmed that a “larger patient” was extricated from the building, but would not estimate the patient’s weight.