Obese man dies after found fused to chair
By QMI Agency
Last Updated: March 30, 2011 9:18pm
A morbidly obese man is dead after he was found fused to a chair that he had been stuck on for two years.
The 43-year-old man from Bellaire, Ohio, was discovered unconscious on Sunday by his girlfriend.
Emergency crews had to pry him free, as his skin was stuck to the recliner with urine, feces and maggots.
Local reports say one officer threw away his uniform because the conditions were so putrid.
"The living room where the man lived in his chair was very filthy, very deplorable. It's unbelievable that somebody lives in conditions like that," Jim Chase, a code enforcer, told local news station WTRF.
A hole was cut in the wall of the home to remove the heavy man.
Officials said his girlfriend, who lived with him along with another roommate, told investigators she fed the man in his chair, as he complained of leg pain.
The unidentified man was transported to hospital in critical condition, where he later died.