Table Mountain Cape Town

On Wednesday the 27th of March 2019 at 13h19 the Peninsula Wilderness Search and Rescue was activated after a caller had reported that a 57  year old German male had suffered an ankle injury while walking in the Table Mountain National Park.

The information received was that the patient was close to the upper section of the Platteklip Gorge route. The Metro Rescue Mobile Incident Command vehicle was dispatched to the Lower Cable Station where the crew made their way to the Upper Cable Station using the Cable Car. SANParks Visitor Safety Patrollers also responded.

The casualty was found on the Top Table section of Table Mountain, and on arrival at the scene, the Metro Medical Rescue Technicians treated the tourist for a severe ankle injury. He was then assisted to the Upper Cable Station where the rescuers and the patient were given a ride down to the Lower Cable Station in the Cable Car.

Once the team had reached the Tafelberg road, the patient was handed over to an awaiting ambulance which transported him to a medical facility for further treatment.

We wish the patient a speedy recovery.

WSAR would like to commend the Table Mountain Aerial Company (TMAC) for their on going support and assistance.

WSAR urges the public to please:-

  • be careful when walking across the uneven terrain on the mountain
  • be aware of your surroundings and have a general idea of where you are, so that reliable information can be relayed to rescuers
  • carry a Slingsby map in your pack

Call 021 937 0300 or 112 for any wilderness or mountain rescue response.


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