TV thief plummets off cliff during bicycle getaway

An Oryx helicopter transports a suspected robber after he had fallen off a cliff while attempting to flee the scene of a robbery. (Supplied, Netcare911)
An Oryx helicopter transports a suspected robber after he had fallen off a cliff while attempting to flee the scene of a robbery. (Supplied, Netcare911)

Durban - A suspected robber is in a critical condition after falling off a 25m cliff while riding a bicycle he was using to escape a house robbery on Monday.

According to bystanders, the suspect was fleeing the scene of a suspected robbery in Winston Park on a bicycle, while holding a TV.

He raced down a hill and was unable to stop before the 25m drop.

Netcare 911 paramedics were called and upon arriving at the scene, noticed the man lying on his back, with the bicycle and TV close by, spokesperson Chris Botha said on Monday night.

The man was sedated and placed on a ventilator at the scene, before he was transported via Oryx helicopter to a nearby field where he received further treatment.

Paramedics then transported him to a hospital in Durban, where hew was undergoing emergency treatment in the Specialised Care unit.

Search and Rescue operation underway. (Supplied, Netcare911)

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