LANSING, Mich. – Firefighters in Lansing, Mich., used a forklift Tuesday to lift a 900-pound man in need of medical treatment from the second floor bedroom of his home, the Lansing State Journal reported Wednesday.
More than 50 neighbors and onlookers gathered outside the home to watch the dramatic rescue, during which rescue workers cut a large hole in the wall of the house, extricated the man using a forklift, placed him on a platform, covered him with a blue tarp to shield him from the public and finally transferred the man to a flat-bed trailer to be transported to Sparrow Hospital, according to the report.
The man, 33, suffers from a genetic condition, Prader-Willi Syndrome, that causes chronic feelings of hunger, his brother said Wednesday. The man had not left his home since 2003, the paper reported.
He was reportedly in stable condition at the hospital.