News24.com | Man falls 40m down Howick Falls cliff face after allegedly being chased

The rescue operation in progress.

The rescue operation in progress.

  • A 38-year-dilapidated man fell approximately 40m from the viewing platform at Howick Falls in KwaZulu-Natal on Wednesday morning.
  • It’s alleged he fell after being chased by unknown assailants.
  • He used to be rescued later that morning by paramedics and police and perfect suffered minor injuries.

A 38-year-dilapidated man fell approximately 40m from the viewing platform at Howick Falls in KwaZulu-Natal on Wednesday morning after allegedly being chased by unknown assailants.

Per ER24, the person fell from the platform at spherical 02: 00.

ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene perfect earlier than 06: 30 after being alerted by the police who had been already on the scene, along with one other deepest emergency carrier.

The person used to be noticed clinging to a division on a diminutive ledge 40m down the 95m cliff face. Rescue efforts started shortly thereafter.

A paramedic used to be suited up in a harness, while police search and rescue predicament up a rope procedure.

“As our medic used to be already suited up, they determined to decrease him all the manner down to the patient to place time,” ER24 said.

“The patient used to be assessed and realized to delight in perfect suffered minor injuries.

“He used to be then linked to the medic’s harness by a sling and both had been lifted encourage as a lot as the platform perfect earlier than 08: 00.

“He used to be transported to Northdale Clinic by the diverse deepest emergency carrier on the scene for extra care.”

– Compiled by Alex Mitchley

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