Man rescued off Hekpoort mountain

2015-07-09 19:24
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Johannesburg - A man had to rescued off a mountain in the Hekpoort area, between Magaliesburg and Hartbeespoort Dam, after falling down a steep slope on Thursday, paramedics said.

The man was running down the slope when he fell, Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha said.

"The paramedics arrived at the scene and found that they needed specialised equipment to get the man off the mountain.

"[The] rescue unit was sent to the scene and had to immobilise the man into a stokes basket before they lowered him a hundred metres down the steep slope with ropes to an awaiting ambulance."

The man was then taken to a local hospital for further treatment.

Botha said it was not known why the man was running down the slope, which was on a dangerous route.

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