Jan 31, 2023

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Woman falls down gorge while hiking in KZN

A 49-year-old woman was injured when she fell into a ravine on the south coast of KwaZulu-Natal while hiking on Sunday.

Gert du Plessis, National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) Port Edward Commander , said that after a report of the incident on the Umtamvuna trail, a rescue team was activated after noon.

“Our NSRI jet rib Spirit of Surfski VII was launched from The Pont and continued the Umtamvuna trail Up the river while search and rescue police, fire and rescue workers and paramedics made their way towards the patient on the Umtamvuna trail.

“While operating along the river, we became aware of a private vehicle scene along the riverbank.”

Du Plessis said the team hiked inland a short distance after coming ashore and had the woman in the care of rescuers found.

“The patient was saved ei ne stretcher and hiked to our lifeboat.”

Du Plessis said the woman was in stable condition and was transported to h hospital.

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