Metro Rescue

Four mountain rescues over a twelve hour period

2019-06-28T13:49:22+02:00June 28th, 2019|Hiking, Metro Rescue, Rescues, SANParks, Search, Table Mountain, Table Mountain Aerial Cableway|

Union Ravine Table Mountain At 12h50 on Thursday the 27th of June 2019 the Peninsula Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated after a caller reported that a hiking party was lost after missing the path in Union Ravine on the right face of Table Mountain. The party of six consisted of females, three of [...]

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Hiker rescued on Table Mountain

2019-06-25T10:37:59+02:00June 25th, 2019|Metro Rescue, Rescues, Table Mountain, Table Mountain Aerial Cableway|

Table Mountain At 15h31 on Thursday the 20th of June 2019 the Peninsula Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated after a caller reported that a person had taken a fall below the Upper Cable Station (UCS). Metro Medical Rescue Technicians responded to the Lower Cable Station (LCS) where they boarded a Cable Car to [...]

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Body recovery at Lions Head near Table Table Mountain

2019-06-20T17:50:57+02:00June 20th, 2019|CoCT Fire + Rescue, Community Medics, Forensic Pathology Services (FPS), Lion's Head, Metro Rescue, SANParks, SAPS, Table Mountain National Park|

At 16h57 on Tuesday the 18th of June 2019 the Peninsula Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated after a caller reported that she witnessed a person falling at Lion's Head. Metro Medical Rescue Technicians, Rescue Mountaineers and Rescue Climbers were dispatched to Top road which separates the Table Mountain National Park and the residential [...]

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Hiker unfortunately passes away on Table Mountain

2019-06-15T21:08:02+02:00June 12th, 2019|Forensic Pathology Services (FPS), Hiking, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Metro Rescue, Rescues, SAPS, Table Mountain National Park, Uncategorized|

Cecelia Ridge above Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens At 11h27 on Tuesday the 11th of June 2019 the Peninsula Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated when a caller asked for assistance immediately after a hiker had experienced medical complications while enjoying a hike on Table Mountain. Metro Medical Rescue Technicians and Logistical support crew responded to [...]

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Multiple callouts to Table Mountain

2019-06-11T14:47:49+02:00June 11th, 2019|Hiking, Metro Rescue, Rescues, Search, Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, Table Mountain National Park|

Table Mountain. At 15h48 on Saturday the 8th of June 2019 the Peninsula Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated after a call was received concerning a party who had found themselves off route and in an unsafe position while hiking on Table Mountain. Metro Medical Rescue Technicians, Rescue Mountaineers and Logistical support crew were [...]

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Night search and rescues

2019-06-07T19:36:30+02:00June 7th, 2019|Cape Nature, Caving, Hiking, Jonkershoek, Metro Rescue, Rescues, Table Mountain National Park, Winelands|

Wynberg Caves Table Mountain At 21h03 on Sunday the 2nd of June 2019 the Peninsula Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated after a caller reported that three members of their caving party were overdue. They had been exploring a cave that forms part of the Wynberg Caves network on Table Mountain. Two Metro Medical [...]

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WSAR aircraft accident exercise.

2019-06-06T17:31:52+02:00June 5th, 2019|Boland Mountains, Cape Nature, Care And Support (CAS), Exercises, Joint Operations, Metro Rescue, Rescues, Safety, Search|

At 05h00 on Saturday the 25th of May 2019, about 130 members of Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) assembled near the top of the Du Toits Kloof mountain pass in order to conduct a simulated search for a helicopter that had crashed while retrieving a maintenance crew who had spent the day at the Telkom [...]

Peninsula WSAR recent callouts.

2019-05-29T11:03:18+02:00May 29th, 2019|AMS, Climbing, Devil's Peak, Hiking, Metro Rescue, Mountain biking, Rescues, SANParks, SAPS, Search, Table Mountain National Park, Trail running|

Constantia green belt On Wednesday the 08th of May 2019 at 11h09 the Peninsula Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated after a caller reported that a hiker had injured himself while walking along one of the popular Constantia green belt trails below Rhodes drive. Metro Medical Rescue Technicians as well as Rescue Mountaineers were [...]

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Winelands WSAR recent callouts

2019-05-28T14:57:52+02:00May 28th, 2019|AMS, Boland Mountains, Cape Nature, CoCT Conservation, Helderberg Nature Reserve, Hiking, Metro Rescue, Rescues, Search, Winelands|

Stettynskloof  near Worcster On Sunday the 12th of May  2019 at 15h55 the Winelands Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated after a caller reported that a hiker was overdue. Three hikers who had been walking in the Holslootrivier area in the water catchment zone of the Brandvlei dam had split up, and when two [...]

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Rescue exercise on Table Mountain

2019-05-06T16:39:47+02:00May 6th, 2019|AMS, Devil's Peak, Exercises, Joint Operations, Metro Rescue, Rescues, Safety, SANParks, Table Mountain National Park, Training|

Devil's Peak Table Mountain  On Friday the 26th of April 2019 Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) held a training exercise on the eastern side of Table Mountain at Devil's Peak above the City of Cape Town. The objectives of the exercise were to train and maintain the currency of the WSAR rescue climbers, mountaineers, landing [...]

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