[NEWLANDS] Hiker seriously injured after falling from a height

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A man, believed to be 24-years-old, sustained serious injuries after he fell roughly five meters and landed in a river in Newlands Forest this afternoon.

When ER24 paramedics arrived at the scene at approximately 12H30, they were led by fellow hikers to the injured hiker. Upon further assessment, paramedics found that he had sustained serious injuries. ER24 alongside Metro Rescue, Life Healthcare and other services managed to treat and stabilise the patient at the scene before extricating him and transporting him to hospital for further medical care.

The exact circumstances surrounding the incident is not known.

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