Man falls 60m in KZN gorge

2012-08-12 19:27

Johannesburg - A man was rescued after falling 60m from the Kloof Gorge viewing area in KwaZulu-Natal, paramedics said on Sunday.

His wife reported him missing on Sunday morning and his cellphone signal was traced, ER24 spokesperson Derrick Banks said.

The police's rescue team and emergency workers were called.

"Two firemen heard a faint call for help coming from the side of the gorge."

Rescue workers were lowered to the injured man.

"He had multiple broken bones, suspected chest injuries and suspected neck and back injuries. He was in a serious but stable condition, but needed advanced life support intervention to help stabilise him further."

He was hoisted to safety and airlifted to hospital. It was believed he had been on the viewing area when the wind knocked him off balance.

  • wendetutubalang.wende - 2012-08-12 19:40

    I appeal that the provincial goverment with the assistant from department of labour must enforce safety measures in all critical areas. All news are very said form kzn this weekend

  • veldt66 - 2012-08-12 20:08

    I brought my girlfriend from Ireland on a visit to South Africa last Dec & we visited that Kloof place in Durban,,,, this man is hell of a lucky man. You would expect certain death falling from Cliffs like those.

      grant.callaway.50 - 2012-08-13 10:46

      I used to go as a kid... Lay flat on my stomach, then inched forwards to see over the edge...and STILL felt like I could fall at any moment. Very cool place, but surprised more people havent fallen over the years...

  • johan.peters3 - 2012-08-12 20:25

    what a beautiful place it is, hope all go well for you sir

  • PumaFred - 2012-08-12 21:13

    he was reported missing by his wife. he was at a viewing point when the wind blew him off. Me thinks there is more to this story!!!!

      grant.callaway.50 - 2012-08-13 10:49

      Did you also notice that on the guys facebook page, he "liked" Usain Hussain Bolt winning the 100m?? Yup - definate CIA special ops stuff going on here. Was there any REAL evidence of who threw that shoe at George Bush?? Definately something to think about there, huh!?

  • mduduzi.mthethwa.54 - 2012-08-12 21:33

    Hard luck for this man

      grant.callaway.50 - 2012-08-13 10:49

      Bad luck indeed. Talk about hitting rock-bottom!!

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