Teen survives cliff fall

2011-10-02 10:57

Durban - A 17-year-old boy was in a critical condition after falling 30m down a cliff at Dududu on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast on Saturday, paramedics said.

The teen was one of a group exploring a waterfall near a rehabilitation centre when he slipped down the cliff, said Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha in a statement.

"A police helicopter was used to try and hoist the critically wounded man out of the ravine; serious winds however hampered the operation," he said.

Paramedics climbed down to the wounded boy and placed him on a protective board. They and the Port Shepstone police rescue team carried him back to the top of the mountain.

Botha said the boy was placed on a ventilator and transported to the Netcare St Augustine's hospital.

  • Woofix - 2011-10-02 11:36

    Yes indeed. We R greatful for those who were willing putting their lives at risk for otthers. May the injured recover without permanent damage.

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