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Durban man falls 7 floors and SURVIVES


The man sustained critical injuries.

Durban – A man has been critically injured after he fell from the 7th floor of an apartment building in the Durban CBD on Friday morning.

According to Garrith Jamieson from Rescue Care Paramedics the incident took place near Johnson Lane just before 7am. 

He said the man fell from the seventh floor of the high rise building in Victoria Embankment Durban. 

Jamieson said has sustained critical injuries and advanced life support paramedics have stabilised him on scene. 

Listen: Rescue Care Garrith Jamieson at the scene where a man has fallen 7 floors out of an apartment in Durban.

“A high-angle rescue to get him to the ground floor will be set up by the SAPS search and rescue team before he will be loaded into an awaiting ambulance.”

He said all services were on scene and further updates to follow. 

Details surrounding the incident were subject to SAPS investigation. 

Picture: Rescue Care Paramedics

In March this year a six year-old boy survived after he fell out from a building window on Dr Pixley KaSeme (West) Street. 

Garrith Jamieson, Rescue Care Paramedics spokesperson, said the boy sustained multiple injuries. 

“It is alleged he fell from the sixth floor of the building. The circumstances around the incident are unknown. The boy was treated on scene before being rushed to a hospital for further care,” Jamieson said. 

In another incident, a 10-year-old boy child plunged 10 storeys to his death from a bathroom window in the Pietermaritzburg CBD the same month.

Akeel Jugdeo, a Grade 5 pupil who lived in a flat in East Street, had apparently told his mother, Kapashnie Jugdeo, that he was going to the toilet.


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