Richards Bay emergency helicopter dispatched to Sodwana Bay

The Richards Bay KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health EMS/AMS emergency helicopter was dispatched to a hot response at Sodwana Bay for a near drowning during the Easter Weekend. It was reported that a spear fisherman had blacked out under water and was pulled into the boat by his friends who accompanied him during his expedition and immediately started CPR. The patient was successfully revived and after full assessment and stabilisation was airlifted in a stable condition to Ngwelezana Hospital.


Durban Rotor Wing - Mountain rescue Magaliesburg

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health EMS/AMS emergency helicopter completed a mountain rescue at Moweni Cutback, Magaliesburg section of the Drakensberg during one of the long weekends in April. The patient had fallen and broken her ankle. Fortunately the members of the Mountain Club of South Africa was with her, but it would have been a few days walk out of the mountain. The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health EMS/AMS emergency helicopter was dispatched to airlift the patient.


Flood relief assistance in Lephalale, Limpopo

The ‘Pride of Limpopo” EMS/AMS emergency helicopter assisted with the flood relief in Limpopo Province, Lephalale area on the 13th of March 2014. A total of nine flying hours for the day, 75 people evacuated to a place of safety as well as water and food supply drops to more than 120 people that were isolated. Many emergency service, police and rescue personnel were also relocated. A special thank you to the crew, AMS Pilot Johan Stone, Rescue Crew from the Limpopo EMS Department of Health, Eugene Schreiber and Jaco Van Zyl.


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