NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City firefighters used a rope-and-pulley system on Friday in an hours-long struggle to move an ill 700-pound (317.5 kg) man from his sixth-floor apartment into an ambulance, the New York affiliate of CBS TV reported.
A call for help for a man having difficulty breathing came on Friday morning from an apartment house in the Hamilton Heights section of upper Manhattan, a New York fire department spokesman told Reuters.
He was transported to St. Luke's Hospital, said the spokesman.
Amateur video shown on CBS2 showed the man, strapped to a net attached to ropes, being eased through the apartment building's stairway. It took 10 firefighters to lift him into the ambulance.
(Reporting by Barbara Goldberg)
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