Man rescued after 6 hours in shaft

2012-04-16 13:06

Johannesburg - A man was rescued after falling down a shaft in Berea and being trapped there about six hours, the City of Johannesburg said on Monday.

The 20-year-old was rescued from the shaft, on the corner of Klein and Kotze streets, at about 10:00. He had been trapped since around 04:00, spokesperson Neil Rooi said.

He was injured, but it was not immediately known how badly.

He was taken to Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic hospital.

No further details were immediately available.

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  • pnfroux - 2012-04-16 13:15

    Where was lassie!

  • Chriskoi1 - 2012-04-16 13:34

    HI Boet Lassie is on pension

  • winston.mullany - 2012-04-16 14:11

    Taking "getting shafted' to a whole new level!!

  • thulani.ncube1 - 2012-04-16 14:13

    This is zimbabwe in the making

  • Ashliegh - 2012-04-16 14:38

    nice one

  • Kevin - 2012-04-16 15:12

    drain shaft, lift shaft, mine shaft??, ...i assume drain... such a clear story...

  • Victor - 2012-04-17 13:40

    Bad luck for the gentleman, but klein and kotze its hillbrow, not berea

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