Man rescued after being trapped in stormwater drain for 18 hours

A Gauteng man has been rescued from a stormwater drain after being trapped for more than 18 hours.Emergency services workers rescue a man from a drain in Alberton, Gauteng.A Gauteng man has been rescued from a stormwater d

A Gauteng man has been rescued from a stormwater drain after being trapped for more than 18 hours.

The man was found in the drain alongside the N12 freeway just before the Voortrekker Road off-ramp in Alberton, said City of Ekurhuleni emergency services spokesperson William Ntladi.

The 56-year-old man fell into the drain on Sunday at around 22:00. He told emergency services workers that he had not seen the drain in the dark while walking in tall grass.

The incident was reported on Monday afternoon when another man heard him calling for help from the drain.

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“On inspection, following where the voice was coming from, he discovered the patient,” said Ntladi.

“Rescuers from Alberton were notified and responded swiftly to the scene.”

The man was rescued on Monday at 16:30. He sustained a fracture to the left leg, added Ntladi.

He was transported to a nearby hospital.

 

 

 

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