700-pound dead man proves hard to handle

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  1. Casshew

    Casshew Former Member

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    Removing the body of a 700-pound man who died in his home proved to be a challenge for authorities, who finally summoned a crane to place his body in a coroner's van, authorities said Wednesday.

    The 49-year-old man, whose name was withheld pending notification of his family, died of natural causes in his home on West Street at about 11 p.m. Tuesday. He had been complaining of chest pains and shortness of breath, said Alameda County coroner's Supervisor Dan Apperson.

    Authorities summoned to the home had to call in firefighters and a heavy- rescue truck to remove the man from his home and place him in the coroner's van, said Battalion Chief James Williams, Oakland Fire Department spokesman.

    Story from the SF Gate
     
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    Chest pains and shortness of breath? I wonder why that happened????
     
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    Poor guy! It reminds me of the movie What's Eating Gilbert Grape?

    Johnny Depp and Leonardo DeCaprio were so good in that movie.
     

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