Metro Rescue

Stranded dog is rescued on Table Mountain

2020-06-17T19:51:19+02:00June 17th, 2020|Animals, Hiking, Metro Rescue, SANParks, Table Mountain National Park|

Slangolie Ravine Table Mountain At 1452 on Tuesday the 16th of June 2020 Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated after a caller reported that his dog had fallen down the steep Slangolie Ravine while he was out hiking at the southern end of the Pipe Track.  This ravine is in the northern section of [...]

Lost hiker required assistance on Table Mountain

2020-06-17T18:59:11+02:00June 17th, 2020|Devil's Peak, Metro Rescue, SANParks, Table Mountain National Park, Trail running|

Devils Peak Table Mountain At 13h32 on Tuesday the 16th of June 2020 Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was called by a hiker who reported that he could see someone about 300 meters below him, who seemed as if he was off route and struggling to regain the path. The caller who was close to [...]

Hiker airlifted after experiencing a medical emergency in Table Mountain National Park

2020-06-14T18:33:23+02:00June 14th, 2020|AMS, Hiking, Joint Operations, Metro Rescue, NSRI, Rescues, Table Mountain National Park|

Hout Bay Mountains At 12h47 on Sunday the 14th of June 2020 Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated after a caller requested assistance for a hiker who had suffered a medical emergency while hiking in the central section of the Table Mountain National Park above Hout Bay. Due to the nature of the incident, [...]

Stranded hikers airlifted off the front face of Table Mountain

2019-12-06T19:37:32+02:00December 6th, 2019|AMS, Hiking, Metro Rescue, Rescues, Search, Table Mountain, Table Mountain National Park|

Table Mountain At 12h41 on Thursday the 5th of December 2019 the Peninsula Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated after a caller reported that a party of two were disorientated and could not find their way while hiking in good visibility on the front face of Table Mountain. A rescue response vehicle from the [...]

German tourist helivaced off Table Mountain.

2019-12-05T17:18:21+02:00December 5th, 2019|Devil's Peak, Metro Rescue, Rescues, SANParks, Table Mountain|

Table Mountain At 14h25 on Wednesday the 4th of December 2019 the Peninsula Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated after a caller reported that his hiking partner was clinging onto a ledge after taking a huge fall on the front face of Table Mountain above the Devil's Peak saddle area. This section of the [...]

Hiker rescued Table Mountain National Park

2019-11-04T08:58:28+02:00November 4th, 2019|AMS, Hiking, Metro Rescue, Newlands Forest, Rescues, Search, Table Mountain National Park|

Newlands Forest Table Mountain  At 09h46 on Sunday the 3rd of November 2019 the Peninsula Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated after a caller reported that a hiker collapsed while walking on one of the routes in the Newlands Forest section of the Table Mountain National Park. The Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS), Metro [...]

Hiker assisted after finding himself stuck on a ledge

2019-10-18T17:19:54+02:00October 18th, 2019|Climbing, Hiking, Metro Rescue, Safety, Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, Table Mountain National Park|

Left Face Table Mountain At 18h16 on Thursday the 17th of October 2019 the Peninsula Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated after a caller reported that her husband was stuck in a position where he could not move, and his safety was a concern. Metro Medical Rescue Technicians, Rescue Mountaineers and Rescue Climbers responded [...]

Hikers assisted in two emergencies on Table Mountain

2019-09-15T17:47:01+02:00September 15th, 2019|Hiking, Metro Rescue, SANParks, Table Mountain National Park|

Grootkop Twelve Apostles Table Mountain At 11h13 on Saturday the 14th of September 2019 the Peninsula Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated after a caller reported that their party of three was lost/disorientated in good visibility near Grootkop above the Hout Bay valley. All WSAR resources were placed on standby while a team of [...]

Four hikers rescued after evading a possible mugging attack

2019-09-09T23:21:11+02:00September 8th, 2019|AMS, Hiking, Joint Operations, Metro Rescue, NSRI, Rescues, SANParks, SAPS, Search, Table Mountain National Park|

Above the wreck of the Boss 400 Hout Bay At 11h49 on Saturday the 7th of September 2019 the Peninsula Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated after a caller reported that their party of four was being stalked by what appeared to be four males. The party which consisted of two local females and [...]

American hikers rescued after following a mountain goat trail

2019-09-10T18:30:53+02:00September 8th, 2019|Hiking, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Metro Rescue, Rescues, Search, Table Mountain National Park|

Skeleton Gorge Table Mountain At 17h30 on Friday the 6th of September 2019 the Peninsula Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated after a caller reported that a 30 year old male visitor from the USA required assistance after suffering severe dehydration while hiking on Table Mountain. Metro Medical Rescue Technicians, Rescue Mountaineers and Logistical [...]