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Evening Standard
Daniel Keane

Emergency crews smash through wall of London flat to rescue 50st heart attack victim

The block of flats in Acton

(Picture: Google Maps)

A man weighing nearly 50 stone was rescued by emergency crews through the wall of a west London flat after suffering a heart attack.

Paramedics, police officers and firefighters worked together to help bring the man down from the man down from his first-floor council flat in Acton.

Ambulance crews were called to Harleyford Manor just after 2am on Friday to reports that a man was unwell.

Medics treated the man in his flat before calling for further assistance to help him out of the building, The Sun reported.

Firefighters knocked down an outside wall then built a plywood ramp and used ropes to hoist the patient from his bed onto a stretcher, according to the newspaper. He was then wheeled onto an ambulance at about 8pm.

The patient was taken to St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington.

Neighbour Vernon Bannister, 74, told The Sun: “Last time I went in he had the biggest TV I have ever seen.

“This is the third time they’ve tried to take him — the last time the bed broke.

“Now they’ve had to take half the building apart.

“There’s other people in this building that are sick and they have to pay for it.”

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 2.08am on Friday to reports of a patient who was unwell in Harleyford Manor, Acton.

“We sent a number of resources to the scene including two ambulance crews, a paramedic in a fast response car, an incident response officer and members of our Hazardous Area Response Team.

“We treated one patient at the scene and took him to hospital.”

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