A 51-year-old woman is currently in a critical condition in hospital,
after she fell down an illegal goldmine on a plantation near the White River
Sabie Road in Nelspruit earlier today.
ER24 Spokesperson Russel Meiring said ER24 paramedics as well as SAPS
search and rescue were alerted to the incident and immediately responded to the
Meiring said once on scene, ER24 paramedics were shown to the illegal
mine shaft where the woman had fallen into.
“Er24 paramedics and SAPS began setting up their specialised rescue
equipment that they would use to lower a paramedic down the 15 metre shaft.
Once the paramedic was lowered into the shaft, it was found that the patient
lying on her back was in a serious condition. Assessments showed that the
patient had sustained serious injuries and fractures to both her upper and
lower legs.” Meiring added.
Meiring said paramedics treated the patient and provided her with
advanced life support treatment and brought her to the surface where an
awaiting ER24 ambulance had transported her to Mediclinic Nelspruit for further
urgent medical treatment
The exact details of the cause of the incident will remain the subject
of a police investigation.
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