600 pound Gail Grinds of Stuart, Florida is dead after surgeons tried in vain to remove her from a couch she was stuck in. It is possible that she was stuck in the couch from a period of 2 to 5 years. Authorities are wondering if neglect occurred.
Rescuers had to wear protective gear and pump in air to deal with the horrible stench in the air of the house. She was on the couch so long that her skin grafted with it. Thus, the rescuers used planks to place the couch on a trailer.
The trailer was needed because the ambulance was too small. The fire and rescue crews from Martin County arrived at the house because she reported that she had trouble breathing. They had to cut into the house to get her out.