Newsday reports that authorities say they used saws to dismantle one wall of David Schock’s modular home in Calverton on Long Island to extract him because the 57-year-old was too large to be removed through the front door.
A fire official says that at least 10 firefighters hoisted Schock onto a custom-built wooden backboard designed for large people.
Authorities say he was taken to a nearby hospital. His condition was not immediately available.
Neighbors say Schock was reclusive and his health had deteriorated. They say he had been getting around on a wooden box with wheels. – AP