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Offshore search for missing kayaks in False Bay

2020-05-31T18:22:35+02:00May 31st, 2020|AMS, Aquatic, Joint Operations, NSRI, Search|

False Bay At 09h19 on Saturday the 30th of May 2020 Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated by Metro Rescue Control after they were contacted by the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) for shoreline assistance. The WSAR Logistical Support crew responded to Sunrise Beach east of Muizenberg along the False Bay coast to scan [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]