Injured man airlifted to hospital

2013-11-08 00:00

A 72-YEAR-OLD man had to be airlifted to the Westville Hospital yesterday after falling out of his mobile camper while working on it.

According to spokesperson for ER24 Vanessa Jackson, the man suffered serious injuries after he fell from a height in the Outer Durban West area of Assegay.

Just after 11 am, paramedics arrived on the scene on Lello road, where the man is believed to have fallen approximately from a metre high. He was allegedly fixing something on the camper when he fell.

He was found lying outside of the camper van, where he had fallen onto his head and his shoulder and was complaining of severe pain in his back.

The Advanced Life Support paramedic gave him medication to ease his pain, but he was still in agony when they moved him.

Because of the location of the scene being on a smallholding with poor access and bumpy roads, paramedics called in the assistance of AER24, which then landed on scene and airlifted the patient to the Westville Hospital for further care.

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