600-pound man cut from home

By Courtney Brennan, NBC News | Posted - Apr. 10, 2012 at 12:12 p.m.



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UPPER BURRELL, Penn. — Hazmat crews were called to help rescue a 600-pound man from his Pennsylvania home Monday afternoon.

Crews at the scene said they had to cut a hole through the side of the home to get him out because they couldn't get through the clutter inside his house to get to him.

A flatbed truck was used to drive the man from his house to an ambulance. He was in need of medical attention and had to be transported to a local hospital.

The entire ordeal lasted hours.

Neighbors like Lee Hanyo said they were just glad to see the man was alive.

"It's very sad and shouldn't have come to that, but at least they got him out and he's alright," Hanyo said. "That's all that really matters."

Officials said the man, whose name has not been released, will need extensive medical care but is expected to survive.

Courtney Brennan
    NBC News

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