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.
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.