Man saved from drowning in Durban

2013-01-05 16:45
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Johannesburg - A man was admitted to hospital after an off-duty firefighter rescued him from drowning on Saturday afternoon in Broadway, Durban North, paramedics said.

The firefighter arrived just on time to pull out the 35-year-old, who was near drowning, from a pool in Kensington Drive, said Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha.

"He was placed on a ventilator and skilfully immobilised on a trauma board before being transported to a local hospital," said Botha.

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