Farmworkers rescue barely conscious woman in field

2015-07-10 16:33
(Duncan Alfreds, News24)

(Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Durban - Farmworkers tried to help a barely conscious woman, found lying in a field on Friday, until paramedics arrived and treated her for hypothermia.

KwaZulu-Natal Emergency Medical Services spokesperson Robert McKenzie said paramedics, Ivan Perumal and SP Khuzsayo from its Port Shepstone base, were dispatched to a farm in the Paddock area, about 30km inland from Port Shepstone.

"They were called to treat a lady, aged about 27, who had been found almost unconscious in a field by farmworkers. She had been exposed to the elements, cold weather, wind and rain overnight, while lying in the field."

He said farmworkers assisted the woman until the paramedics arrived.

"She required extensive stabilisation and controlled warming before she could be moved and transported to Murchison Hospital, where she was handed over, still in a serious condition."

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