A 300-pound plus woman has been hospitalizedÂ with a broken arm after falling through a New York sidewalk on FridayÂ night.
The incident happened when the 31-year-oldÂ woman attempted to shelter from the rain outside a restaurant on Manhattan’sÂ Upper East Side.
According to witnesses, the sidewalk gave wayÂ underneath her and she fell about seven foot into the basement of the AtomicÂ Wings restaurant at the Blue Room Grill on the corner of East 60th Street andÂ 2nd Avenue.
Emergency Medical Services and the FireÂ Department were called to the scene and the woman was eventually pulled out ofÂ the hole.
FDNY Fire Chief Thomas Jemmott toldÂ the New YorkÂ Post that the woman had to be pulledÂ up in a ‘high-angleÂ rescue unit,’ which resembles a crane with cargoÂ netting.
‘She is a very large person, but we were ableÂ to secure her and stabilize her and lift her out of the hole,’ heÂ said.
The woman was taken to a local hospital whereÂ she was treated for shoulder injuries and is in a stable condition.