14 June 2018
Critically injured wildlife guard airlifted to hospital
An anti poaching guard, guarding rhino on a private KwaZulu-Natal game farm was seriously injured after he was charged by a buffalo on Thursday.
It is understood that the guard from a private security company had been walking in the bush looking after a rhino when he came across the buffalo which subsequently charged at him.
The guard was injured while trying to flee the bufalo and sustained traumatic injuries to his leg and was in a serious condition. Paramedics from Nsele private ambulance service activated the IPSS/Black Eagle aeromedical helicopter when the call was received.
The guard was airlifted from the game farm on the outskirts of Mooi River to Lenmed eThekwini Hospital of Excellence where he remains in a serious condition.
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