Sick obese woman – estimated to be 800 pounds – rescued from East Harlem apartment in net by FDNY BY Thomas Tracy NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Friday, August 21, 2015, 6:09 PM A A A Share this URL They should have brought a bigger ambulance. Firefighters had their hands full in East Harlem Friday as they tried to transport a sick woman who is estimated to be about 800 pounds, officials and witnesses said. Paramedics rushed to the woman’s second-floor apartment on Fifth Ave. near E. 111th St. — just a block from Central Park — about 1:15 p.m. officials said. They treated the girthy gal, but quickly realized that her size prevented them from getting her out the front door, sources with knowledge of the incident said. Firefighters were called in to remove a window and perform a “high angle operation,” officials said. Previous Next Enlarge They secured the woman in a large net and hoisted her down to an awaiting ambulance, witnesses said. The woman was being treated at St. Luke’s Hospital Friday evening, officials said. The FDNY confirmed that a “larger patient” was removed from the building, but would not estimate how heavy she was. Witnesses at the scene said the woman looked to be about 800 pounds.