[VAAL MARINA] Man killed when gyrocopter makes emergency landing

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A man was killed by a gyrocopter at the Vaal Marina in Vereeniging this morning.

Paramedics from ER24, Midvaal Fire and other EMS arrived on the scene where they found an elderly man which was apparently killed by a gyrocopter. Sadly, due to his extensive injuries, there was nothing that could be done for him and he was declared dead on the scene.

It is understood from bystanders that members of a family scattered ashes of a loved one from the gyrocopter when it allegedly made an emergency landing on the bank. Other members were standing on the bank at the time. The elderly man was apparently struck by its blades as it made the emergency landing.

The exact circumstances surrounding the incident is not yet known. Police attended the scene and will conduct an investigation.

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