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Western Cape ambulance rescue under way

2012-08-07 12:08

Cape Town - A search is underway for a paramedic and an ambulance that veered off a bridge and into a river in Montagu on Tuesday morning, Western Cape emergency services said.

Spokesperson Keri Davids said the emergency worker had been driving from Montagu to Ashton at 05:30 when she left the Cogmanskloof bridge and landed in fast-flowing and murky water.

She alerted the communications centre in Worcester. Fourteen emergency and rescue workers were sent to the scene, but had not found the paramedic or the vehicle.

The area was also being searched from the air.

Comments
  • ralph.roman.35 - 2012-08-07 12:21

    Who alerted communications centre?

      odupreez - 2012-08-07 13:25

      Does sound strange, maybe in error in the report ?

      thato.loeto.3 - 2012-08-07 13:42

      ...the paramedic who was driving the ambulance alterted communications- she called a Mayday before disappearing into the muddy water

  • gareth.coats - 2012-08-07 13:02

    this is scary!

  • kaashefah.davids - 2012-08-07 13:08

    Was she on her way to an emergency?! Gosh trying to help others and this happens to her!! Very sad :(

  • delish7564 - 2012-08-07 13:11

    How tragic!! Hopefully they will both be found, but.......... :(

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