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Cranes lift Britain's fattest teen from home

08 May 2015, 08:27

Georgia Davis, formerly known as Britain's fattest teen, was transported to hospital in a reinforced ambulance after being lifted by crane from the front of her South Wales flat in Aberdare last week.

Couldn't walk 20 metres

The 22-year-old, weighing 381 kg, needed medical attention but couldn't walk the 20 metres from her front door to the ambulance, Huisgenoot reported.

In an operation that took approximately 7 hours, two cranes, seven police cars, two fire engines and 11 paramedics had to be used to remove Georgia from her home and take her to hospital after an infection caused by water retention.

According to the Daily Mail, the same gruelling operation (costing ±R180,000) will have to take place when she returns home from hospital after a few weeks.

Georgia was removed from her previous home in a similar way three years ago, and has been living at her flat for over two years since.

Lost 95kg and gained it back

The Mirror reports that she lost 95 kg in 2008 on a calorie-controlled diet and an exercise routine under the supervision of behavioural coaches, food psychologists and trainers. However, after a personal tragedy, Georgia put all the weight back on.

After being nicknamed the "Takeaway Princess", and allegedly consuming huge amounts of pizza, kebabs and McDonald's Georgia's mother Lesley, defended her daughters binge eating habits to the Daily Mail by saying: "As usual, so many hurtful and nasty things are being said but the truth is she is just a young girl trying hard to fight a terrible addiction."

"She has been eating a lot of salads and she likes her greens but she does eat the odd plate of sausage and chips and yes, she has the occasional takeaway, but most of what has been said is rubbish. Georgia doesn't even like kebabs."

The specially-adapted building in which Georgia lives, is said to have big French doors at the front of the property so she can get out easily, reported the Mirror.

Watch: An interview with Georgia Davis a few years before her biggest weight (Youtube)

These doors were removed to allow special crews to lift her from her ground-floor flat into an ambulance using a high amperage crane.

Plans are already in place for when Georgia will be let out of hospital after treatment and lifted back into her flat. She was also started on a special diet plan, which her friends and family hope will be the answer to her weight gaining woes.

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