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[BUFFELSPOORT] Hiker suffers critical head injury in mountain fall

A man believed to be in his 50s has suffered a critical head injury after slipping and falling 10 meters down a cliff face in the Mountain Sanctuary Park near Buffelspoort in the Magaliesberg earlier this evening.

ER24 paramedics were on the scene at 18:00 along with the Mountain Search & Rescue and SARZA Search & Rescue who happened to be training in the area. It took the team approximately 30 minutes to reach the patient who had fallen from the slippery rock face and into a small body of water, hitting his head. Despite his injuries, the patient was in a stable condition.

The patient was immobilised on a stretcher and carried out in the dark by the team, who managed to reach the waiting helicopter by 20:15. The private medical helicopter flew the patient to a private hospital for further care.