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15 04, 2019

Rescues completed on Table Mountain and in the Helderberg Nature Reserve

2019-04-15T14:15:33+02:00April 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Rescues completed on Table Mountain and in the Helderberg Nature Reserve

Platteklip Gorge Table Mountain On Friday the 12th of April 2019 at 12h06 the Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated after a caller reported that they were lost on the front section of Table Mountain in the Table Mountain National Park which is managed by the South African National Parks (SANParks). Shortly afterwards the [...]

12 04, 2019

Another K9 rescued and overdue hikers located.

2019-04-12T11:16:02+02:00April 12th, 2019|Animals, CoCT Conservation, CoCT Fire + Rescue, NSRI, Rescues, Table Mountain National Park|2 Comments

Deep South Cape Peninsula On Wednesday the 10th of April 2019 at 11h28 the Peninsula Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated after the Cape Medical Response (CMR) private ambulance service reported that a dog had become stuck under a rock near Murdoch Valley between Simonstown and Cape Point in the Table Mountain National Park. [...]

8 04, 2019

All night rescue of a critically injured hiker, and a K9 is saved.

2019-04-08T13:07:31+02:00April 8th, 2019|CoCT Fire + Rescue, Hiking, Metro Rescue, Rescues|Comments Off on All night rescue of a critically injured hiker, and a K9 is saved.

Lion's Head Cape Town On Saturday the 06th of April 2019 at 18h25 the Peninsula Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated after a caller reported that an injured hiker was stuck near the summit of Lion's Head. WSAR teams who were at the tail end of their rescue standby shift at the Cableway Charity [...]

31 03, 2019

Night search on Table Mountain for lost hikers.

2019-03-31T21:57:41+02:00March 31st, 2019|Hiking, Metro Rescue, SANParks, Search, Table Mountain|Comments Off on Night search on Table Mountain for lost hikers.

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 [...]

31 03, 2019

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|Comments Off on Search for a missing person on Lion’s Head 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 [...]

28 03, 2019

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|Comments Off on Injured German tourist assisted on Table Mountain.

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 [...]

26 03, 2019

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

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 [...]

26 03, 2019

Alpha Surf Lifesaving Club Strandfontein is crippled after two burglaries during March 2019

2019-03-27T14:02:04+02:00March 26th, 2019|Aquatic, Rescues, Safety, Surf Lifesaving|1 Comment

Bluewaters Beach Strandfontein False Bay Alpha Surf Lifesaving Club was founded in 1961 by a few members who saw the need to establish a voluntary rescue and first aid post to serve the public who frequented the dangerous Bluewaters beach. This multi award winning club which is affiliated to Lifesaving South Africa, has over the years [...]

25 03, 2019

Four mountain rescue responses in the Western Cape over the long weekend.

2019-03-25T15:10:53+02:00March 25th, 2019|AMS, Boland Mountains, Cape Nature, Hiking, Metro Rescue, Mountain biking, Rescues, Search, Table Mountain National Park, Winelands|Comments Off on Four mountain rescue responses in the Western Cape over the long weekend.

Boland Mountains Sir Lowry's Pass On Friday the 22nd of March 2019 at 11h39 the Winelands Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated after the race organisers of a mountain biking event called for assistance. One of their male competitors had taken fall at a steep section of the stage. He had sustained a leg [...]

20 03, 2019

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|Comments Off on Critically injured hiker airlifted off Lions Head.

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 [...]