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Woman rescued after falling at waterfall

Woman rescued after falling at waterfall

KwaZulu-Natal: At 10H24 Sunday morning Netcare 911 responded to a falls at the Kloof Gorge Waterfall, West of Durban.

Reports from the scene indicate that a 52-year-old female had lost her footing and had fallen approximately four meters onto the rocks below.

Woman rescued after falling at waterfall

A multidisciplinary team consisting of Netcare 911, Rescue Tech, Ezemvelo Wildlife rangers, Metro Police SAR, Tracbox/SACAN, START, Ethekwini Fire, and Rescue, as well as the Specialised Rescue unit, had set out on a long hike down to where the patient was located.

Woman rescued after falling at waterfall

Once on scene the patient was found to have sustained serious injuries and was treated on scene by a Netcare 911 Emergency Care Practitioner.

Woman rescued after falling at waterfall

Once stabilized the patient was carried by the team of rescuers using a specialized stretcher and a rope rescue system to ascend the steep uphill.

Woman rescued after falling at waterfall

The mission to bring the patient to a rendezvous point took just under four hours.

Woman rescued after falling at waterfall

The patient was then loaded into an awaiting Netcare 911 helicopter ambulance that flew the patient to a specialist facility.

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