Eight-hundred pound woman is rescued from her NYC apartment with a massive net New York City firefighters got the woman out of her second-floor apartment FDNY said a 'larger patient' was helped and witnesses said she was 800lb Hoisted her down to ambulance after figuring she wouldn't fit through door The sick woman was taken to St Luke's Hospital for treatment on Friday An obese woman in need of medical attention was rescued from her second-story apartment in East Harlem by New York City firefighters who had a net that could hold her nearly 800lb body. City paramedics arrived at the woman's apartment on 111th Street around 1.15pm and quickly realized that she was too large to fit through the front door of the dwelling. The emergency workers were able to treat the woman but they called in the firefighters so she could be removed from the apartment and taken to St Luke's Hospital. An obese woman in need of medical attention was rescued from her apartment by New York City firefighters They got her down from her second-story apartment in East Harlem using a massive, yellow net The large patient was removed from 1330 5th avenue between west 111th and west 112th streets in New York The FDNY workers performed a 'high angle operation' in order to secure the 'larger patient' and take her from the building safely after removing a window, the New York Daily News reported. A large net was placed around her body and she was lowered into an ambulance below. Witnesses who saw the massive rescue operation estimated the woman's weight to be 800lb. Emergency services tape sealed off the area as the woman was removed from her New York home Rescue crews are pictured at the scene in Harlem. The large patient was taken to hospital for treatment An FDNY ambulance is pictured at the scene where they performed a 'high angle operation'