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17 06, 2020

Stranded dog is rescued on Table Mountain

2020-06-17T19:51:19+02:00June 17th, 2020|Animals, Hiking, Metro Rescue, SANParks, Table Mountain National Park|0 Comments

Slangolie Ravine Table Mountain At 1452 on Tuesday the 16th of June 2020 Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated after a caller reported that his dog had fallen down the steep Slangolie Ravine while he was out hiking at the southern end of the Pipe Track.  This ravine is in the northern section of [...]

17 06, 2020

Lost hiker required assistance on Table Mountain

2020-06-17T18:59:11+02:00June 17th, 2020|Devil's Peak, Metro Rescue, SANParks, Table Mountain National Park, Trail running|0 Comments

Devils Peak Table Mountain At 13h32 on Tuesday the 16th of June 2020 Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was called by a hiker who reported that he could see someone about 300 meters below him, who seemed as if he was off route and struggling to regain the path. The caller who was close to [...]

14 06, 2020

Hiker airlifted after experiencing a medical emergency in Table Mountain National Park

2020-06-14T18:33:23+02:00June 14th, 2020|AMS, Hiking, Joint Operations, Metro Rescue, NSRI, Rescues, Table Mountain National Park|0 Comments

Hout Bay Mountains At 12h47 on Sunday the 14th of June 2020 Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated after a caller requested assistance for a hiker who had suffered a medical emergency while hiking in the central section of the Table Mountain National Park above Hout Bay. Due to the nature of the incident, [...]

31 05, 2020

Offshore search for missing kayaks in False Bay

2020-05-31T18:22:35+02:00May 31st, 2020|AMS, Aquatic, Joint Operations, NSRI, Search|0 Comments

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 [...]

8 05, 2020

Search for K9 on Table Mountain

2020-05-08T19:07:04+02:00May 8th, 2020|Animals, Table Mountain National Park|0 Comments

Table Mountain At 16h59 on Wednesday the 6th of May 2020 Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated after a lone 73 year old local male hiker reported that one of his dogs required assistance on the mountain in the northern section of Table Mountain National Park (TMNP). While a hasty team was proceeding to gather [...]

1 03, 2020

Hiker assisted above Llandudno

2020-03-01T22:34:43+02:00March 1st, 2020|Hiking, Rescues, Table Mountain National Park|0 Comments

Table Mountain National Park (northern section) Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated at 16h07 on Sunday the 1st of March 2020 when a caller requested assistance for a member of her hiking party. The group was hiking along a route at Hout Bay corner in the northern section of the Table Mountain National Park [...]

1 03, 2020

Local male rescued on Table Mountain

2020-03-01T22:40:53+02:00March 1st, 2020|Rescues, Table Mountain Aerial Cableway|0 Comments

Table Mountain National Park (northern section) While engaged with a previous rescue response, Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was again dispatched at 16h33 on Sunday the 1st of March 2020, after receiving a call regarding a person who had sustained a leg injury while venturing off trail at the top of Table Mountain close to [...]

23 02, 2020

20 hour rescue operation executed on Table Mountain

2020-02-23T11:27:45+02:00February 23rd, 2020|Hiking, Rescues, Table Mountain, Table Mountain Aerial Cableway|2 Comments

Table Mountain The Wilderness Search And Rescue was activated at 10h21 on Saturday the 22nd of February 2020 when a caller reported that a party consisting of three locals were unable to proceed any further after finding themselves disorientated as the cloud cover engulfed the top of Table Mountain. The stricken party had reportedly commenced [...]

19 02, 2020

Trainee Search And Rescue K9 lost near Boschendal Pniel

2020-02-19T09:14:44+02:00February 19th, 2020|Animals, K9SAR|0 Comments

R1000,00 reward Pniel between Stellenbosch and Franschoek After returning from work on Monday the 17th of February 2020 at 16h00, the owner discovered that Luna, a trainee Search And Rescue K9, was not present on the property. A section of the boundary fence was found to be "open". Luna was last seen at 11h00 on [...]

27 01, 2020

Helicopter responds to mountain emergencies

2020-01-27T11:19:12+02:00January 27th, 2020|AMS, Chapman's Peak, Forensic Pathology Services (FPS), NSRI, Rescues, SAPS|0 Comments

Lion's Head At 10h04 on Sunday the 26th of January 2020 the Peninsula Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated after a caller reported that a hiker had taken a fall near the chains and staples section on Lion's Head. The first responders who assembled at the start of the trail on Signal Hill road [...]