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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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Easter weekend mountain rescues.

2019-04-24T11:17:52+02:00April 24th, 2019|Hiking, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Metro Rescue, Rescues, SANParks, Search, Table Mountain, Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, Table Mountain National Park|

Nursery Ravine Table Mountain On Friday the 19th of April 2019 at 12h35 the Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated after a caller reported that a hiker had suffered an ankle injury close to the top of Nursery Ravine above the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Rescue Mountaineers, Metro Medical Rescue Technicians and SANParks Visitor Safety [...]

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Night search on Table Mountain for lost hikers.

2019-03-31T21:57:41+02:00March 31st, 2019|Hiking, Metro Rescue, SANParks, Search, Table Mountain|

Table Mountain National Park On Saturday the 30th of March 2019 at 20h00 the Peninsula Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated after a caller reported that three hikers were lost. The visitors aged between 24 and 32 from Johannesburg were unable to find their way off Table Mountain. The Metro Rescue Mobile Incident Command [...]

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Search for a missing person on Lion’s Head Table Mountain National Park

2019-03-31T11:46:25+02:00March 31st, 2019|Lion's Head, SANParks, SAPS, Search, Table Mountain National Park|

Lion's Head Table Mountain National Park On Saturday the 30th of March 2019 at 10h25 the Peninsula Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated after a caller reported that a female visitor to Lion's Head in the TMNP had earlier rushed downslope under duress from the Signal Hill road into an area where there are [...]

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Injured German tourist assisted on Table Mountain.

2019-03-28T12:37:50+02:00March 28th, 2019|Hiking, Metro Rescue, Rescues, SANParks, Search, Table Mountain National Park|

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 [...]

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Injured hiker airlifted off Lion’s Head in the Table Mountain National Park Cape Town

2019-03-26T23:04:11+02:00March 26th, 2019|AMS, Hiking, Lion's Head, Rescues, SANParks, Table Mountain National Park|

Lion's Head Table Mountain On Tuesday the 26th of March 2019 at 15h06 the Peninsula Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated after a caller reported that a 27 year old Belgian female hiker had injured her ankle near the summit of Lion's Head. The Metro Rescue Mobile Incident Command vehicle and crew was tasked [...]

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Critically injured hiker airlifted off Lions Head.

2019-03-20T15:55:25+02:00March 20th, 2019|AMS, Hiking, Lion's Head, Metro Rescue, Rescues, SANParks, Table Mountain National Park|

Lion's Head Table Mountain On Tuesday the 20th of March 2019 at 07h35 the Peninsula Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated after a caller reported that a person in their party had taken a bad fall just below the summit of Lion's Head in the Table Mountain National Park. The Metro Rescue Mobile Incident [...]

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Multiple callouts keep rescuers busy.

2019-03-15T13:13:56+02:00March 15th, 2019|Hiking, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Metro Rescue, Rescues, SANParks, Table Mountain National Park|

Kasteelspoort Table Mountain On Wednesday the 13th of March 2019 the Peninsula Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated thrice by the Western Cape Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to respond to separate incidents in the Table Mountain National Park (TMNP). At 17h12 the Peninsula WSAR was asked to deploy to an access point on the [...]

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Two incidents including a 13 hour all night rescue on Table Mountain

2019-02-20T16:15:23+02:00February 19th, 2019|Metro Rescue, Rescues, SANParks, Search, Table Mountain|

Newlands Forest Cape Town On Monday the 18th of February 2019 at 08h51 the Peninsula Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was called to assist a 50 year old local female hiker who had reportedly suffered a leg injury while walking in Newlands Forest below the Contour Path. Crews from Metro Rescue as well as  the [...]

Escaped lion causes a safety hazard in the Beaufort West area

2019-02-22T13:29:41+02:00February 19th, 2019|Safety, SANParks|

Beaufort West and surrounds A public is warning has been issued after it was reported that a lion has escaped from the Karoo National Park outside Beaufort West. Photo: Africa Geographic SANParks who is a signatory of WSAR has communicated the alert in the interests of public safety. Any sighting of the lion [...]

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