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Ambulance Bus Used to Transport 600+ Pound Patient

Arlington County’s ambulance bus — typically used for mass casualty situations — was utilized this afternoon to transport a patient who reportedly weighed more than 600 pounds.

The ambulance bus and two additional ambulance crews were dispatched to the Cherrydale Health & Rehabilitation Center (3710 Lee Highway) to help take the man to the hospital around 3:15 p.m.

The man was suffering from an elevated temperature and a chronic infection, according to fire department radio traffic.

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