Man in his 60s sustains critical injury after falling down from a lift shaft about 2m in a shopping mall in Bloemfontein CBD on Thursday.

Medics rushed to scene, climbed the haft and brought down the patient rushed him to Mediclinic Bloemfontein for further treatment, Russel Meiring ER24 Spokesperson says.

“Medics climbed into the shaft and assessed the patient, finding that he had sustained serious injuries to his head and leg, leaving him in a critical condition.”

The man was treated for his injuries and provided with advanced life support interventions. Once treated provincial fire service assisted paramedics in lifting the patient from the elevator shaft.” He said

Meanwhile, the reason for the fall has not be cleared.

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