An Emer-G-Med paramedic & a taxi driver in Johannesburg stopped traffic on a busy highway last night to save a family of ducks!


Shortly before 7pm last night, a motorist approached one of our on-duty ALS Paramedics who was on stand-by at BP Montecasino in Fourways.

The motorist was close to tears and informed the Paramedic that a family of ducks was trapped in the fast lane of the N1 North just before William Nicol Drive.

Unfortunately, before RV6 could respond, the paramedic was dispatched to reports of a serious motor vehicle collision and called into our Emergency Operations Centre to request that a vehicle go assist Emer-G-Med’s Mike 6, crewed by ILS Medic – Max Cohen, responded to the scene.

He arrived to find that a taxi driver, who had stopped in the emergency lane of the freeway, was frantically running around – trying to keep the ducks out of harms way.


Containing them to the far right shoulder of the highway.

Max immediately stopped traffic and assisted the taxi driver in herding the family of ducks; a mom, dad and five ducklings, off of the busy highway.

Once they were herded to the other side they were each lifted over the barrier and happily waddled to the river below – safe and sound.

Emer-G-Med paramedics are there #WhenSecondsCount, when ANY life is in danger.

We would like to thank Leonard Tshabalala , the taxi driver, for his bravery and compassion.


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