As most of you know, the Waterfall 3 Neighbourhood Watch has a Reaction Team, their primary function is to ensure safety in the neighbourhood through regular patrols and attend to crises situations to offer support, however occasionally things happen that are way out of their scope of duties, and even out of the Waterfall 3 area, but they still respond and assist where they possibly can.

One such situation occurred on 8 May, where Karen Buxton, the head of our reaction team, was notified of a horse in distress in the Richmond area, she immediately roped in her trusty slave and husband, David, and then put out a call on the radio for volunteers to assist.

Information received was that the horse was feral and had fallen into a pit and been there for at least a day and was badly dehydrated and exhausted but did not appear to be injured.

On Site our reaction team, together with Metro Police Search & Rescue, DUT Advanced Life Support, PMB SAPS Search & Rescue  built an A-frame above the 8M x 3M hole which was once a sewerage pit.

A Durban Search & Rescue member then went down into the pit and the horse was given a sedative. He then put a harness around the horses abdomen and the horse with no name was finally out and safe and removed to the Costal Horse Care Unit in Camperdown where he is doing well.

On Site our reaction team, together with Metro Police Search & Rescue, DUT Advanced Life Support, PMB SAPS Search & Rescue, battelled into the night, but the horse with no name was finally out and safe and removed to the Costal Horse Care Unit in Camperdown where he is doing well.

He was also aptly given a name by Andreas and is now known as FREEDOM !

Well done to David, Karen, Johann, Neville and Karen Watson for responding and making a difference !!

In terms of the Government Gazette Vol:657 Dated 26 March 2020 No 43164 - Information regarding COVID19 can be found at HERE