Revealed: Number of times Chester and Ellesmere Port firefighters rescued obese people
Clara Molden/PA Wire The number of times Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service has been called upon to rescue obese people who are too large to move on their own has risen year on year between 2013 and 2015.
Seventeen of these so-called 'bariatric' rescues were conducted by crews across the county last year, up from nine in 2014 and just four in 2013, according to figures released by the service following a request by The Chronicle under the Freedom of Information Act.
Chester and Ellesmere Port tied at four of the specialist rescues – which can involve the use of lifting equipment and slings –... read more
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