Fire service called to move obese patient in Caister

Two fire appliances were called to help the ambulance service move an obese patient this morning.

The obese patient was suffering from breathing difficulties in Carter Close, Caister-on-Sea.

Manual assistance from fire crews was requested at 8.35am today (Saturday, March 10), and two appliances from Great Yarmouth attended.

A spokesman for the ambulance service said: 'When we've got an obese patient it is regular to call the fire service to assist.'

The spokesman added the patient's condition is not serious.

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