Story By: Ana Marjanovic, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Newsflash
This is the moment a man who fell down an inner-city riverbank after surviving a car accident is dropped from a stretcher by a team of medics.
The failed rescue attempt took place in the city of Chilpancingo de los Bravo, which is the capital of Mexico’s state of Guerrero, on Friday, 19th November, reported local media.
The unidentified man had fallen into the Huacapa river following a car accident, and the emergency services arrived on the scene shortly after to carry out a rescue.
As seen in the footage, the paramedics make their way down to the shallow river and place the injured man on a stretcher.
The emergency service personnel at the top of the bank then try to haul the stretcher upon a narrow and very shaky ladder.
The patient experiences a bumpy ride as he is pulled up a couple of feet, and around halfway to the top, the stretcher flips over.
The patient is suspended in mid-air, and the medics at the top slowly lower him back down towards the riverbed.
The video was shared by ‘juanleon36’ on TikTok, where netizens either laughed or pointed out the incompetence displayed by the emergency service personnel.
Netizen ‘analau117’ wrote: “They killed him again!!”
Whereas online commentator ‘judith’ commented: “God forgive me for laughing at this.”
The injuries sustained by the man during the ordeal were not reported on by local media.
The Guerrero Civil Protection Department apologised for the incident and said that an investigation has been launched.