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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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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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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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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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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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