A 24-year old hiker has sustained serious injuries after falling roughly five meters and landing in a river in the Newlands Forest. ER24 spokesperson Ineke van Huyssteen says when paramedics arrived at the scene, they were led by fellow hikers to the injured man. Upon assessment, it was found that he had sustained serious injuries. He was stabilised on the scene before he was extricated and transported to hospital for further medical care. The exact circumstances surrounding the incident is not known.
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