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Sidewalk COLLAPSES Beneath Woman In New York City

A 300-pound plus woman has been hospitalized  with a broken arm after falling through a New York sidewalk on Friday  night.

The incident happened when the 31-year-old  woman attempted to shelter from the rain outside a restaurant on Manhattan’s  Upper East Side.

According to witnesses, the sidewalk gave way  underneath her and she fell about seven foot into the basement of the Atomic  Wings restaurant at the Blue Room Grill on the corner of East 60th Street and  2nd Avenue.

Emergency Medical Services and the Fire  Department were called to the scene and the woman was eventually pulled out of  the hole.

An overweight woman ended up in the basement of a New York restaurant after the sidewalk collapsed beneath her

FDNY Fire Chief Thomas Jemmott told  the New York  Post that the woman had to be pulled  up in a ‘high-angle  rescue unit,’ which resembles a crane with cargo  netting.

‘She is a very large person, but we were able  to secure her and stabilize her and lift her out of the hole,’ he  said.

The woman was taken to a local hospital where  she was treated for shoulder injuries and is in a stable condition.

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