Yesterday, Rescuetech held their end of year function and get together which in true selfless style of a volunteer organisation was abandoned by the team to go render assistance to the Fire Department in rescuing a man trapped up a large gum tree. It took rescuers a little over an hour to ascend the tree and lower the man down who had been trimming the tree when he dropped his rope and became trapped in the upper branches.
Unfortunately, not a good outcome to our rescue call out tonight. Condolences to all family and Friends.. once again great teamwork by Rescuetech - ER24 - SAPS Search and Rescue -Gillits Fire department. Closure to the family.
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MAN THROWN OFF KLOOF GORGE RESCUEDA man was rescued from the Kloof Gorge after his desperate cries for help alerted a nearby resident to his presence in the early hours of this morning.The resident notified Kloof Street Patrols and emergency services ER24 Emergency Medical Services and Rescuetech Search and Rescue responded to the scene. In an expert rescue operation all efforts were made to ensure the man, who was stranded in the gorge since about 20:30 last night, was lifted back up as quickly and safely as possible.According to the victim he was approached by men that he knew, who then robbed him, tied his hands behind his back with cable ties and threw him off the cliff. An investigation is currently underway to determine exactly what happened.
At about 03h30 this morning we received a call from Kloof Neighbourhood watch to say that there is someone in the Kloof Gorge screaming for help. We quickly got all our members up and ready to respond to Kloof Gorge. The neighborhood watch and Blue security managed to locate which side of the Kloof Gorge the patience was. Two of our members walked down to the patient to assess his injuries. It is alleged that he was Hi-jacked and then thrown off the cliff. SAPS Hillcrest was on scene to investigate. Thanks to EMRS, @SAPS, SAPS Search And Rescue, ER24 EMS (Pty) Ltd., Durban Fire unofficial