Man sustains ‘traumatic injury’ with a chainsaw in Durban

Durban, South Africa – An unidentified man was seriously injured by a chainsaw while cutting branches at his home.

According to Shawn Herbst from Netcare 911, they responded to the incident at a residence in Crestholme Durban’s west region.

“Reports from the scene indicate that an adult male cutting branches sustained a partial amputation to his right arm.”

“The patient was treated on by Netcare 911 and Medi-Tech ambulance services.”

“Due to the serious nature of the patient’s injuries a Netcare 911 helicopter ambulance was activated to airlift the patient to the hospital for further treatment,” said Herbst.

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