8 April 2018
Maidstone, Tongaat, High angle rescue – vehicle off bridge
Early Sunday evening a driver of a light motor vehicle lost control in the wet weather on the R102 Maidstone bridge, forcing the vehicles over the bridge and into a river 30 meters below.
IPSS Paramedics and Rescue Crews were lowered down off of the bridge, onto the riverbed below using High Angle Rescue Systems. Whilst paramedics worked together with Tongaat fire department to stabilise the trapped patient, rescue crews topside established an advanced hoisting system.
Once stabilised, the patient was hoisted up onto the bridge to an awaiting IPSS Medical Rescue ambulance.
The patient was transported to hospital under the care of an advanced life support paramedic.
Thanks to Tongaat Fire department, SAPS, Roshans towing and Bigshow for all the help on scene.
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