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Woman airlifted from Kruger National Park after suffering a heart attack

A 36-year-old woman who suffered a second heart attack while on holiday in the Kruger National Park yesterday has been airlifted to hospital for cardiac care.

The woman, who had suffered a heart attack a month and a half ago, called for assistance at around 9 am yesterday after experiencing chest pains. The park rangers at her campsite had already offered to transport her to their 24-hour medical facility at Skukuza when she initially experienced pains the night before. ER24 paramedics travelled from Tzaneen, dispatching a private medical helicopter to fly ahead to Skukuza airport once they arrived on-scene. Our paramedics treated the patient, who was in a serious condition, with Advanced Life Support interventions before transporting her through to the airport to meet the helicopter. 

The patient was then flown to a private hospital in Centurion for specialist Cardiologist care.

*photo taken on the way home after the incident
 

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