Kloof man survives trench collapse

2017-03-14 06:04
PKOTO: ER24 & ANDREAS MATHIOSA man was trapped for over five hours in a trench at a residential property in Kloof on Thursday. 

PKOTO: ER24 & ANDREAS MATHIOSA man was trapped for over five hours in a trench at a residential property in Kloof on Thursday. 

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AMAN was trapped for over five hours in a trench at a residential property in Kloof on Thursday.
According to SA Community Crime Watch Steven King, rescue personnel were called out to the scene shortly after the incident occured.

"When paramedics arrived they found the man trapped under soil luckily his neck and head were still visible so he was able to breathe," said King.

ER24 paramedics were on scene and called for further resources and specialised rescue services to assist with the rescue. 

The fire department, the police and other role players worked tirelessly on the scene to stabilise the ground and free the man.

"The trapped gentleman was freed just around 8pm on Thursday after hours of tireless work from the rescue party. It was a sigh of relieve when he was finally freed. 

"Well done to all involved - ER24, Netcare 911, SAPS Rescue,Gillitts Fire Department and Rescuetech as well as DUT," added King.


- Supplied.

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