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Helicopter landing closes road

Republic Road, between William Nicol and Jan Smuts has been closed to traffic.

Republic Road, between William Nicol and Jan Smuts has been closed to traffic, as emergency officials have landed a helicopter to respond to the near drowning of a two-year-old. Picture Sapa.

JOHANNESBURG - Traffic has been badly affected on William Nicol Drive in Sandton after paramedics landed a helicopter there.

It is understood paramedics were responding to a near drowning incident.

Tech journalist Toby Shapshak said the road has been closed near Republic Road.

"It's Republic Road, between William Nicol and Jan Smuts that has been completely closed off, by police and paramedics."

Both sides of the road have been completely blocked.