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EMS officials eliminate doubt in search for Khaya Magadla

Rescue teams drove through at least five manholes on Wednesday in a desperate search for the six-year-old child who fell into a manhole in a park near his Dlamini home ten days ago.

FILE: Excavators have also been used to identify hidden manholes and technology in the form of an unmanned boat fitted with cameras has been deployed in the pipelines. Picture: Provided.

JOHANNESBURG – Joburg EMS spokesman Robert Mulaudzi said it was a process to eliminate doubt as more than 30 officials from various emergency and technical services continued the search for Khaya Magadla.

Rescue teams drove through at least five manholes on Wednesday in a desperate search for the six-year-old who fell into a manhole in a park near his Dlamini home 10 days ago.

The operations consist of members of the EMS water rescue unit, police divers, a rescue dog, Joburg Water technicians, paramedics and JMPD officers.

Excavators have also been used to identify hidden manholes and technology in the form of an unmanned boat equipped with cameras has been deployed in the pipelines.

Mulaudzi said if there was still no sign of Khaya at the last look they searched on Wednesday, they would focus on the Olifantsvlei sewage plant.

“We tend to eliminate and doubt any uncertainty as to whether along the pipeline there is anything, so we can only rely on the split chamber, because the split chamber is where everything flows .” Says the spokesperson.

He said Joburg Water’s intervention to cut off supply to parts of the city had been helpful.

“Our colleagues at Joburg Water have managed to close some lines, so this gives us a good chance of being able to cross the pipeline.”

Meanwhile, Mulaudzi said they would continue to deploy the best resources as long as the research continues.



EMS officials eliminate doubt in search for Khaya Magadla

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