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22 08, 2019

Medical emergency on Table Mountain

2019-08-22T11:49:42+02:00August 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Kloof Corner Table Mountain At 18h24 on Wednesday the 21st of August 2019 the Peninsula Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated after a caller reported that a 28 year old local male had suffered a medical emergency while hiking along the popular Kloof Corner trail, just below the Contour Path near the Lower Cable [...]

21 08, 2019

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|0 Comments

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. [...]

20 08, 2019

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|0 Comments

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 [...]

14 08, 2019

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|Comments Off on Helicopter used in two WSAR operations

 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 [...]

25 07, 2019

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|Comments Off on Brazilian visitor rescued on Table Mountain

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 [...]

28 06, 2019

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|Comments Off on Four mountain rescues over a twelve hour period

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 [...]

25 06, 2019

Search in Table Mountain National Park leads to a body recovery.

2019-06-25T21:57:44+02:00June 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Search in Table Mountain National Park leads to a body recovery.

Skeleton Gorge Table Mountain At 14h35 on Sunday the 23rd of June 2019 the Peninsula Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated after the South African Police Services (SAPS) requested a mountain search based on information that they had received. A 21 year old Mozambican male who resides in Cape Town had been reported missing [...]

25 06, 2019

Hiker rescued on Table Mountain

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

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 [...]

20 06, 2019

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|Comments Off on Body recovery at Lions Head near Table Table Mountain

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 [...]

19 06, 2019

Search for lost hikers

2019-06-19T13:02:06+02:00June 19th, 2019|Boland Mountains, Cape Nature, Hiking, Jonkershoek, Rescues, Search, Winelands|Comments Off on Search for lost hikers

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 [...]