Dramatic scenes played out on the roof of the iconic Hilton Hotel in Durban on Friday morning where an unidentified woman was rescued from the top of the 19-storey high building.Woman safely rescued from roof of 19-storey high Durban Hilton hotel.Woman tries committing suicide by jumping from roof of popular Durban hotel
Metro police spokesperson Parboo Sewpersad said members of Metro Search and Rescue (SAR) attended to the scene together with local paramedics.
“Quick action by two members from Durban Metro SAR averted a tragedy. Acting Captain Mangos and Inspector Lee Bryant calmed the situation.”
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Sewpersad said the woman, who was visibly distressed, was stabilised and was transported to hospital by a private ambulance service.
According to Metro police spokesperson Senior Superintendent Parbhoo Sewpersadh, it is believed the woman had been a guest at the Hilton Hotel in the Durban CBD.
Details leading up to the incident are unknown at this stage.
Responding to queries, Vikram Jamwal, General Manager at Hilton Hotel, in an email responded:
“The wellbeing, safety, and security of our guests is our top priority, and we are cooperating with the police following an incident at the hotel this morning. Any further enquiries should be directed to them.“