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Obese Man Rescued Through 2nd Floor Window After Falling In Center Moriches Home

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An obese man was removed from his home after rescuers cut out a second-floor window in his Center Moriches residence (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

An obese man was removed from his home after rescuers cut out a second-floor window in his Center Moriches residence (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

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CENTER MORICHES, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Authorities on eastern Long Island have rescued an obese man through a second-floor window of his home.

WCBS 880′s Sophia Hall On The Story


Police received a call at about 9:25 a.m. Thursday that the man had fallen in an upstairs bathroom in a home at 40 Railroad Avenue.

When police and rescue personnel arrived at the scene, a Suffolk County police spokeswoman said the Center Moriches home was overrun with debris and other items making it difficult for them to reach the man.

After clearing the items, rescuers cut out a window on the second floor and lowered the main out of the home on a stretcher.

The condition of the man is unknown, however, officials said he was conscious throughout the rescue operation.

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Items removed from a home in Center Moriches during a rescue operation (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

The man’s identity, nor his weight, were not immediately available. He was described as being in his 50s.

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