[Table Mountain 30 September 2017]
It was a busy day for our Peninsula Unit today with multiple calls being attended to. The first call came in at around 11:00 for a 70 year old male who was complaining of chest pain half way up Suther Peak above Hout Bay. Skymed was activated and inserted a Paramedic who stabalised the patient before he was flown directly to Vincent Palloti Hospital for further care.
After 16:00 the second call was received for a hiker with a suspected ankle fracture on Lions Head. Again Skymed was activated and the patient was extracted and handed over to a Road Ambulance for transportation to hospital. While this call was in progress a third call was received, this time for a 57 year old male in Platteklip Gorge complaining of fatigue and suspected hypoglycemia. Skymed landed onto of the mountain to allow the Paramedic and Technical Rescuer to walk down to the patient, stabalise him and walk him up to the Cable Station which brought him down the mountain and he left with private transfer.
While the crew were busy with this call, Skymed assisted with the forth call of the day for a party of two missing on India Venster. Skymed conducted a thorough aerial search of the area, but no one was located and the search was called off.
PHOTOGRAPHS: Tim Morris (WSAR)