A neighbour of a chronically obese teenager cut free from her home by workmen this morning has said that Georgia Davis was "under a lot of pressure" due to her weight.
Jane Price, 52, said a large team of workmen had arrived at the teenager's home the day before she was freed to plan the extraction:
The mother of Georgia Davis, a teenager thought to weigh more than 50 stone, told ITV Wales in 2009 that they "needed help" in controlling her weight before she went to a US health farm. Ms Davis is thought to have been a carer for her mother, Lesley.
The 19-year-old was rescued by emergency services from her house this morning after she became unwell.
60 stone, Georgia Davis, had to be cut out of her own house so that she could attend hospital for urgent treatment. The scene at her house this morning looks relatively calm.
19-year-old Georgia Davies, who weighs a reported 63 stone, said that her eating was like an "addiction" shortly before her trip to a US health farm. Ms Davies said: "If you get to the point where I was, you can't stop eating. It is (an addiction) like heroin. You need help.
"I really didn't want to be that person anymore. I wanted to change and I've wanted to change for a long time".
Ms Davies started overeating at the age of five, after her father died from emphysema.
A Welsh teenager, thought to be the heaviest in Britain, has been rescued from her home in a major operation after falling ill. Georgia Davis is thought to have suffered major organ failure. Follow the full coverage at ITV Wales.
The Sun has reported that it took eight hours to rescue '63 stone' teenager Georgia Davis from her house. The 40-strong team carried out the operation after the 19-year-old collapsed with breathing problems and chest pains. The operation involved:
- Demolishing the top half of her mother's semi-detached house with sledgehammers and circular saws, making a 10ft by 10ft hole.
- Tearing down and internal dividing wall, so Georgia can be removed from her back bedroom.
- Erecting a scaffold-supported 20ft-long ramp reaching the ground-floor window.
- Fitting supports to prevent the roof from collapsing and lifting the teenager on to the ramp with a crane.
- Georgia was in a special stretcher that itself weighted 11 stone, designed to reinforce her weight.
The Sun has reported that '63 stone' teenager Georgia Davis first started battling with her weight when she was just 15 years old. She was suffering from crippling aches and Type 2 diabetes weighing in at 33 stone. And medics warned her: “Lose 20 stone or die.”
After nine months at a US fat camp, Davis lost an impressive 14st 6lbs. But within 20 months of her dramatic transformation, shrinking from a size 38 to a size 22, she was back up to 40st 6lbs on a 13,000 calorie-a-day diet.
Josh Jones, a neighbour of a reported 63 stone teenager Georgia Davis, has told ITV1's Daybreak that he had not seen her for almost three years and thought that Ms Davis had "moved away".
WalesOnline has reported that local emergency services had to cut an obese teenager out of her own house so that she could attend hospital for urgent treatment.
A joint statement was released on behalf of Rhondda Cynon Taf council by South Wales Police, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, Welsh Ambulance Service and Cwm Taf Local Health Board about the rescue operation surrounding 63 stone Georgia Davis.