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03/10/2021 – Van Der Bijl Park Hit and Run (SARZA Gauteng)

SARZA Gauteng – Hit and Run
Location: Van Der Bijl Park
Call Out Date: 3 October 2021
Total Callout Time: 2 hours 38mins
Members responded: 4 members Rapid Response, 5 members on standby
Units Attending: SARZA Gauteng, SAPS K9, Gauteng Emergency Medical Services

Following a suspected hit and run on Sunday morning, SARZA Gauteng assisted SAPS K9 and GEMS in recovering the victims body from a drainage ditch in Van Der Bijl park.

Initial reports from the scene indicated that it would be a technical rescue as the body was unreachable by personal. After some assessments by the SAPS and SARZA teams the decision was made to rather clear some of the surrounding foliage and remove the body from an access point further down the stream.

With some great team work between SAPS, GEMS and SARZA Gauteng we had the body recovered in just a couple of minutes.

SARZA sends our condolences to the family of the deceased.