How 30 scaffolders, builders, police, fire and ambulance crew rescued 63st teenager from her home

-Britain's fattest teenager Georgia Davis, 19, needed urgent medical care
-It took the 30-strong team almost eight hours to get her to an ambulance
-Rescuers built a bridge to carry her and had a crane ready if it was needed
-Cost of the operation to get her out of her home will run into the thousands


A 10ft by 10ft space was cut into to the top floor of the house in Aberdare, South Wales, so that the emergency services could remove 19-year-old Georgia Davis

A teenager weighing 63st was taken to hospital yesterday with the help of builders, scaffolders and members of all three emergency services.
Georgia Davis, 19, needed urgent medical care but it took around 30 people almost eight hours to get her into an ambulance.
The road outside her home was closed off as two walls of the house were demolished to move her from her first-floor bedroom.

The scene as Georgia was removed from her home and loaded into an ambulance yesterday

Her medical condition was not known, but it is understood she had suffered massive organ failure after reaching a reported weight of 63st.
Large dust sheets and tarpaulins were put up outside her home in Aberdare, South Wales, so the operation could be conducted in private. 'This is not a freak show,' said a police officer.
Builders had to remove a window before tearing down an external and internal wall to free Miss Davis from her semi-detached council house.

Rescued: Georgia, 19, from Aberdare, South Wales, is Britain's fattest teenager weighing around 63 stone

Scaffolding and a makeshift bridge were used to move her safely, and while there was a crane on site, it is not thought it was used to lift her.
Residents said the operation to move Miss Davis began just after 9am, and she was seen leaving the scene in an ambulance just after 5pm.
The cost of the operation – involving police, fire service and ambulance crews – is likely to run into tens of thousands of pounds to cover manpower, plus the emergency call-out and the reconstruction of the demolished walls.

Georgia, who had an urgent medical compaint, was pictured in the waiting ambulance wearing breathing apparatus

Miss Davis is said to have abandoned the latest diet doctors put her on to try to save her life. She has previously been sent on boot-camp style training holidays in the US, with some success.
A neighbour said: 'It is a major operation and there's loads of people here just to get Georgia out of the house.
'She's too big to get out herself and they've had to take the walls down. It is tragic for her. She's done all sorts to lose weight with fat camps in the States and a thousand diets.

Ambulance men, paramedics, contractors from RCT homes, police, firemen, social workers all helped in the operation

'But nothing has worked and she is now up to about 63 stone according to people who've spoken to her family.'
A few days ago Miss Davis wrote on her Facebook page: 'I'm in bed but problem is can't get up.'
She continued: 'Earlier I was blocked in the toilet for like 20 minutes and if you sit on the loo for that long it bloody hurts. My legs hurt and so do my back though my knees will give out if I stay seated any longer.'

A bridge was also built from the roadside to the top floor with between 30 to 40 people involved in the operation

Local residents said work on moving Miss Davis began just after 9am yesterday, and she was seen leaving the scene in an ambulance just after 5pm.
After large dust sheets and tarpaulins were put up in order to hide what was happening, a police officer said: 'We want to keep people away. This is not a freak show.'
Miss Davis was declared Britain's largest teenager when it was revealed in August 2008 that she weighed 33st at just 15.
Doctors said she would die if she didn't lose weight and she was sent to an American fat camp where she shed half her body weight.
But after returning to the UK the 5ft 6ins teen ballooned after returning to her bad habits and gaining 16 stone.
Neighbours said she is thought to now weigh 63 stone, but added that it is impossible to know her true weight as it would require an industrial strength scale to measure.

Georgia lost 15 stone after her visit to a U.S. weight loss camp (left) but was piling on the pounds by September last year (right)

Her mother says Georgia was always a large child, pictured here eating a lolly as a toddler

'When I arrived my mum said she hadn't had time to prepare any healthy food so we had fish and chips instead,' she said.
'For that moment on, I had a niggling feeling that things weren't going to work out.' At her slimmest, Miss Davis had a normal life expectancy of 80 years, but at her current weight she is not expected to live past 20.
She has said she wants more help from the NHS, insisting her problem is no different from drug or alcohol addiction.
The teenager said: 'I know I'm probably eating myself to death again but at the moment I can't face up to it.'

Early signs: Georgia was an overweight toddler, and the rapid growth has continued to this day

source: dailymail


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