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Woman rescued after falling in Hekpoort mountains in Gauteng

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A woman was evacuated to hospital after falling and breaking a leg while hiking in Hekpoort, northwest of Johannesburg, on Sunday morning, paramedics said.

Netcare 911 paramedics responded at about 11:15 am to reports of a person who had slipped and fallen in a mountainous area in Hekpoort according to Netcare 911 spokesman Shawn Herbst.

Hekpoort mountains

“Reports from the scene indicate that an adult female, believed to be in her 60s, was on a hiking trail with a group of people when she lost her footing and fell, sustaining a fracture to her lower leg.”

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The woman was treated on the scene, and with the assistance of Mountain Rescue the woman was carried to a waiting ambulance.

She was then transported to hospital for further treatment, Herbst said.

Source: News24

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