Rescues

Hout Bay and Table Mountain emergencies

2019-08-21T15:09:15+02:00August 21st, 2019|Hiking, Metro Rescue, Rescues, Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, Table Mountain National Park|

Karbonkelberg Hout Bay At 17h00 on Tuesday the 20th of August 2019 the Peninsula Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated after a caller reported that two hikers were in distress at Karbonkelberg Hout Bay. Rescue Mountaineers, Rescue Climbers and Logistical support crew responded to Rocket road above Sandy Bay for a search and rescue. [...]

A busy period for rescues in Cape Town

2019-08-21T06:54:10+02:00August 20th, 2019|AMS, Devil's Peak, Helderberg Nature Reserve, Hiking, Lion's Head, Metro Rescue, Rescues, SANParks, SAPS, Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, Table Mountain National Park|

Table Mountain At 20h12 on Tuesday the 13th of August 2019 the Peninsula Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated after a caller reported that a party of two had found themselves disorientated while hiking on Table Mountain. Via the WhatsApp platform the stricken party was able to provide a location pin, which could be [...]

Helicopter used in two WSAR operations

2019-08-14T09:26:09+02:00August 14th, 2019|AMS, Cape Nature, Forensic Pathology Services (FPS), Hiking, Metro Rescue, Overberg, Rescues, SANParks, Table Mountain National Park|

 Vogelgat Private Nature Reserve near Hermanus At 13h25 on Sunday the 11th of August 2019 the Overberg Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated after a caller reported that a hiker was overdue from a hike in the Vogelgat Private Nature Reserve Overberg. Metro Rescue and the South African Police Services (SAPS) responded to the [...]

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Brazilian visitor rescued on Table Mountain

2019-07-25T09:37:57+02:00July 25th, 2019|Hiking, Metro Rescue, Rescues, Safety, SANParks, Table Mountain National Park|

Platteklip Gorge Table Mountain At 19h19 on Wednesday the 24th of July 2019 the Peninsula Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated after a caller reported that a hiker had slipped on wet terrain while walking in Platteklip Gorge. Metro Medical Rescue Technicians, Rescue Mountaineers and Logistical support crew were dispatched to Tafelberg road for [...]

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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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Search for lost hikers

2019-06-19T13:02:06+02:00June 19th, 2019|Boland Mountains, Cape Nature, Hiking, Jonkershoek, Rescues, Search, Winelands|

Jonkershoek near Stellenbosch At 19h02 on Sunday the 16th of June 2019, the Winelands Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated after a caller reported that two hikers were overdue and lost after embarking on a walk in the Jonkershoek Nature Reserve. Rescue Mountaineers, Logistical support, 4x4 crew as well as Cape Nature Rangers were [...]

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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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