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18 10, 2019

Hiker assisted after finding himself stuck on a ledge

2019-10-18T17:19:54+02:00October 18th, 2019|Climbing, Hiking, Metro Rescue, Safety, Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, Table Mountain National Park|0 Comments

Left Face Table Mountain At 18h16 on Thursday the 17th of October 2019 the Peninsula Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated after a caller reported that her husband was stuck in a position where he could not move, and his safety was a concern. Metro Medical Rescue Technicians, Rescue Mountaineers and Rescue Climbers responded [...]

15 09, 2019

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|Comments Off on Hikers assisted in two emergencies on Table Mountain

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 [...]

8 09, 2019

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|1 Comment

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 [...]

8 09, 2019

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|Comments Off on American hikers rescued after following a mountain goat trail

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 [...]

22 08, 2019

Medical emergency on Table Mountain

2019-08-22T11:49:42+02:00August 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Medical emergency on Table Mountain

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|Comments Off on Hout Bay and Table Mountain emergencies

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|Comments Off on A busy period for rescues in Cape Town

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 [...]