Belfast Telegraph

Friday 22 August 2014

Firefighters free 22-stone woman from her bath

Firefighters were called out to free a 22-stone woman who was stuck in her bath for five hours.

Rosemarie Batey (49), promised to lose weight after the embarrassing incident at her home near Tantobie, Co Durham, which ended with her needing hospital treatment for cuts.

The grandmother of three was taking a midnight shower when the bath cracked open, causing her to slip and get wedged in.

Her 23-year-old son Stuart was asleep in bed and did not hear her cries for help until the morning, when he finally dialled 999.

A fire engine was sent from Consett fire station and firefighters used a six-inch electronic saw to cut away the bath, while all the time the stricken woman only had a shower curtain to spare her blushes.

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