Kloof Corner Table Mountain
At 18h24 on Wednesday the 21st of August 2019 the Peninsula Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated after a caller reported that a 28 year old local male had suffered a medical emergency while hiking along the popular Kloof Corner trail, just below the Contour Path near the Lower Cable Station.
A team of Metro Medical Rescue Technicians were dispatched to Tafelberg road in order to service the call. Meanwhile, back up teams were placed on standby in the event that more resources were required. After arriving at the start of the trail, the rescuers walked the short distance up the path to reach the location of the casualty hiker. On arrival, it was learnt that the person had suffered complications as a result of a pre existing medical condition. The patient was stabilised after which he was deemed fit enough to be walked down the path with the assistance of the rescuers in the dark.
Once all had reached Tafelberg road, the hiker did not require any further attention from the responders. He then left via private transport.
WSAR wishes the gentleman a speedy recovery.
WSAR urges the public to please:-
- consider the abilities of the members of your party, as medical emergencies can set in at any time during an activity
- ask the members of your party about any pre existing medical conditions that they may have, so that this can be factored in when plotting a route or setting a pace
- make sure that hikers who have been prescribed chronic medication, has indeed taken them, and that they have them in their first aid kit
WSAR is a volunteer based organisation.
Call 021 937 0300 or 112 for any wilderness or mountain rescue response.
In association with the Western Cape Emergency Medical Services.
WSAR is a member of the International Commission of Alpine Rescue.