A middle-aged man who reportedly tried to hang himself from a Centurion bridge on the N1 South in Gauteng and subsequently fell into the metal road barrier below has been rescued by emergency services.
The event took place on Monday, December 19, 2022.
According to the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT-SA), its Centurion crew responded to an incident on the N1 South near the Jean Road Bridge in Centurion at around 08:38 on Monday morning.
A man of middle age apparently tried to hang himself from the bridge before falling to the metal road barrier below.
Netcare911 transferred the severely injured man to a local hospital in a critical condition.
The precise circumstances surrounding the tragedy are still unclear, and authorities have initiated an investigation.
According to reports, Netcare911, Gauteng Emergency Medical Service, Lyttelton SAPS, a member of the Doringkloof Residence Association, Noordvaal Security, Fidelity ADT, Monitor Net, and Scorpion Risk Services were also on the scene to help.