Paramedics are out in full force

2013-12-31 00:00

PARAMEDIC services will have satellite services set up at all major beachfronts over the New Year period.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha said they have made provision to be present at all the beaches — specifically in Durban — to deal with the massive influx of party-goers.

“The trend is for people to flock to the beach to see the New Year in. While violence is seldom an issue over this period, our most pressing concern is dealing with intoxicated people who have drunk far too much and are in need of medical attention.

“In the past we have treated people as young as 14 years old. We predominately deal with falls, cut feet from people standing on broken glass and other smaller injuries,” said Botha.

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