Bariatric patient freed by fire crew after becoming stuck between bed and wardrobe

Firefighters were called to help free a dog. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY

Firefighters were called to help free a dog. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY - Credit: Archant

Firefighters were called to an address in a west Suffolk village to help free a man who was trapped between a bed and wardrobe.

A fire crew from Haverhill attended an address in the nearby village Withersfield on the morning of New Year’s Day.

A Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service spokesman confirmed that a call for help had been received shortly after 6am.

The fire crew arrived at the property in Thurlow Road shortly afterwards.

In a room of the property, a man had become stuck between a bed and a wardrobe.


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The man was said to be a bariatric patient – someone who receives treatment for obesity.

Firefighters were able to free the man without the need of specialist equipment.

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The man was released and firefighters returned to their station for 7.30am.

According to the spokesman, the patient did not require any further medical assistance.

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