Paramedics get attacked at gunpoint while attending to patient in Ocean View

The EMS officers have been significantly traumatised however no accidents have been sustained

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An ambulance crew acquired attacked on Friday morning in Ocean View.

Through the early hours of the morning, some paramedics have been busy attending to a affected person within the space till they acquired attacked and held at gunpoint.

The paramedics have been in a position to escape and transported their sufferers safely to False Bay Hospital.

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The EMS officers have been significantly traumatised however no accidents have been sustained.

After loading the affected person, the paramedics acquired into the ambulance. The male acquired into the driving force’s aspect of the ambulance and began the automobile and was then approached by three male suspects. One of many suspects held the paramedic at gunpoint. As quickly because the EMS paramedic noticed the gun, he reacted swiftly and pulled away from the scene,” stated metro EMS spokesperson Deanna Bessick.

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Officers recorded about 30 assaults on ambulance crews within the Western Cape, within the 12 months 2019.

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