Chatsworth: paramedics abseil to rescue woman in cliff fall

2013-01-03 00:00

HEAVY rains could have led to a 41-year-old woman falling 30 metres down a cliff in Chatsworth, Durban, on Tuesday.

Netcare 911 paramedics came to the woman’s aid and reached her by abseiling down the cliff in Welbedacht.

“It was a lengthy rescue mission,” said spokesperson Santi Steinmann.

“They [paramedics] had to abseil down and hoist her up. It was very wet and muddy.”

The incident happened at about 3 pm and the woman was taken to R.K. Khan Hospital.

Steinmann said it appeared the woman was out walking, when the ground, saturated from recent rains, gave way.

There was no information yesterday on the woman’s condition. Queries to the police went unanswered.

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