'50st teenager' cut free from home

'50st teenager' cut free from home

A team of least 40 people assisted in the extrication of a 50-stone teenager from a house in Aberdare, south Wales

A specially constructed ramp at a house in Aberdare, south Wales, which was used to take 50st teenager Georgia Davis out of her home

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A teenager thought to weigh more than 50st had to be cut free from her home by emergency services because she was too big to leave the house.

A team of least 40 people were called to a house in Aberdare, south Wales, after the 19-year-old became unwell.

The woman is reported to be Georgia Davis - once dubbed "Britain's fattest teen".

The South Wales Echo said fire engines, search and rescue vehicles, ambulances and a police cars were seen in Heol Y Mynydd were Miss Davis lives - with care workers, doctors, paramedics, fire crews, council workers and a team of scaffolders spending more than eight hours trying to safely her from the terraced house.

Although unwell, it reported that she was awake and conscious throughout the procedure, and was accompanied by a medical officer, nurse and social worker at all times, before being conveyed to hospital.

A spokesman for the Welsh Ambulance Service confirmed it had used a specially reinforced ambulance used for obese patients - known as a "bariatric ambulance" - in the incident.

The newspaper published a joint statement released on behalf of Rhondda Cynon Taf council by South Wales Police, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, Welsh Ambulance Service and Cwm Taf Local Health Board, which read: "At 1.20pm on Wednesday, May 23, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, Welsh Ambulance Service, South Wales Police, RCT Homes attended an incident at a house in Aberdare, south Wales.

"Upon assessment the decision was made to remove a female from the premises.

"At 9.31am on May 24, all agencies, including Rhondda Cynon Taf council's Emergency Planning and Social Services Team returned along with a number of specialist teams from South Wales Fire and Rescue Service and a scaffolding company to secure the removal of an area of the premises."

In 2008 Miss Davis, then a 33-stone pupil at Aberdare Girls School, was sent to a US health farm to undergo a strict diet. Following a nine-month effort, her weight dropped to 18 stone. However, she has spoken publicly a number of times about her struggle to stay trim.

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