Firefighters free obese German trapped in sofa

23rd November 2006, Comments 0 comments

23 November 2006, Dusseldorf (dpa) - An overweight man, 50, who lost his balance and was unable to stand up from a sofa was freed by German firefighters, emergency services in the city of Dusseldorf said Thursday. When he put his arm down the gap between upholstery while hunting a lost pack of cigarettes, he was trapped by the metal frame of the couch. When his wife returned home, she called the fire brigade which used a powerful inflatable cushion to lift him clear. Firefighters said they forgot to recove

23 November 2006

Dusseldorf (dpa) - An overweight man, 50, who lost his balance and was unable to stand up from a sofa was freed by German firefighters, emergency services in the city of Dusseldorf said Thursday.

When he put his arm down the gap between upholstery while hunting a lost pack of cigarettes, he was trapped by the metal frame of the couch. When his wife returned home, she called the fire brigade which used a powerful inflatable cushion to lift him clear.

Firefighters said they forgot to recover the cigarettes, which were still inside the couch.

DPA

Subject: German news

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