Oddities&Endities

Friday, March 31, 2006


Las Vegas ambulances solve a spreading dilemma
By Catherine Elsworth in Los Angeles
(Filed: 31/03/2006)

An ambulance company in Las Vegas has had to acquire larger vehicles to cope with an increase in obese patients.
The new response units are fitted with heavy duty equipment capable of accommodating casualties weighing 35st or more.
In the past six months alone, emergency crews working in southern Nevada have made 75 calls requesting additional manpower to deal with morbidly obese patients.
The largest weighed more than 35st, according to American Medical Response, one of two companies providing medical transportation in Las Vegas.
Daily Telegraph

2 Comments:

Blogger colcam said...

I find it hard to imagine a 35st human being.

I wonder how many McDonalds Happy Meals it takes to get to that?

9:25 AM  
Blogger ByronB said...

One every mealtime for a year or so, I would imagine - not include snacks.

3:39 AM  

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