AN OBESE man in his 60s had to be rescued by fire crews from his first-floor flat in Crosland Moor.
The man, who had suffered a cut to his leg, was rescued at 9.20pm on Tuesday.
Fire crews from Huddersfield were called but specialist lifting equipment was needed and Cleckheaton firefighters were asked to provide it.
Both crews spent two hours dealing with the incident.
The man was taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary for treatment.
Since 2005, West Yorkshire crews have completed 86 so-called ‘bariatric assists’, usually involving people weighing more than 20 stone. Bariatric is the medical term for obesity.