Emergency team races to rescue stranded hiker

2015-07-15 07:45
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Durban - Paramedics and rescue technicians are travelling in a military helicopter to rescue an injured hiker in a remote region of the Northern Drakensburg.

KZN EMS spokesperson Robert McKenzie said emergency service personnel first received word of the injured hiker on Tuesday night, and that a 15 Squadron Oryx helicopter had been despatched to assist at 06:00 on Wednesday morning.

“Detail surrounding exactly what is wrong with the hiker and why the individual needs to be rescued are scant at this stage.

"An EMS paramedic along with members of the Mountain Club are onboard the helicopter and are currently in the air,” he said.

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