Rockdale man climbs Eskom pylon in alleged suicide attempt

A bizarre incident occurred in Nkandla, Rockdale, last night, as a man believed to be in his late teens climbed an electricity pylon.

Eyewitnesses at the scene told the Middelburg Observer that they believed it was a public suicide attempt.
Residents quickly called emergency services.

Police, paramedics, and Steve Tshwete firefighters promptly attended to the incident, and the firefighters managed to safely remove the man.
He was transported to the hospital by paramedics.

Residents were shocked and quickly called emergency services.
Photo: Supplied.

Pictures of the man on top of the pylon were shared on Facebook and WhatsApp groups, where comments showed concern.

• This is the second time in a month that a person has climbed high-rise structures.

In April, a man climbed a high mast light near the main entrance of Kees Taljaard Stadium.
Several people responded to the concerning WhatsApp message, arriving at Kees Taljaard with flashlights to search for the man, but to no avail.

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