Dozens of rescuers fetch morbidly obese 50-strong man from his wooden hut for treatment of breathing problems after having grilled ice and sea ice for 18 years
- Thongchai Jamjang, 26, from Thailand, is fighting a serious health crisis & # 39;
- He was rescued from his house on the beach after he had gone home
- He needed help after he had difficulty breathing and suddenly lost his appetite
Miranda Aldersley for Mailonline
A 50-stone Thai man was rescued from his wooden home for emergency treatment after returning home after two decades of overeating.
Thongchai Jamjang, 26, began arriving when he was only eight years old in Prachuap Khiri Khan in southern Thailand.
His mother reportedly did not think there was a problem until he had breathing problems last month and suddenly lost his appetite.
His mother did not think there was a problem until Thongchai had breathing problems last month and suddenly lost his appetite. Health workers finally intervened yesterday
Thongchai Jamjang, 26, was rescued from his home on the beach in Thailand after being tied home because of his weight
Health workers finally intervened yesterday and found Thongchai naked on a mattress in his house on the beach.
Firefighters and neighbors carried Thongchai from his house, first in a boat and then in a pick-up truck. He was too big to wear clothes and had to be covered with a blanket.
Thongchai is now admitted to hospital where doctors hope to stabilize their health before trying to make a gastric band.
Rescue worker Phukit Phokawat said the man is in a serious health crisis & # 39; was.
He said: "He clearly had trouble breathing, which caused his blood to become oxygen-shocking. All we could do was give him oxygen while he waited for him to go to the hospital. & # 39;
At 50 stones Thongchai fights against a serious health crisis & # 39; and has trouble breathing, said a rescuer
Family members said that Thongchai, with the house next to the sea, always had easy access to an abundant supply of seafood from fishing vessels.
He ate dishes with shrimps, prawns and fish and with sugar-rich Thai desserts.
After they eventually asked for help, four aid workers came on the spot, but they could not carry it. They carried out a check and waited for more back-up from the Pranburi hospital to move Thongchai.
Thongchai is now admitted to hospital where doctors hope to stabilize their health before trying to make a gastric band
Thirty officers and neighbors eventually gathered in the house to carry the man in his mattress through a narrow bamboo bridge from his house.
He was carefully taken to a lifeboat with a handmade wooden ladder and finally reached the hospital a few hours later.
Thongchai's mother Pratum Jamjang said her son had to deal with obesity since he was eight years old.
She decided to bring Thongchai to a local hospital in 2012 when his weight was 230 kilograms, but he refused treatment.
Pratum said: & # 39; A doctor told him that he should undergo gastric surgery, making him smaller to make him eat less. But he is too scared, so he denied the treatment and went back home. & # 39;
Pratum never said to have thought that her son's weight would cause health problems until last month when she noticed that he was starting to develop a respiratory problem and loss of appetite.
She added: "Health was getting worse, so I decided to call the emergency services unit and ask for help."