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24 12, 2018

Youths airlifted after being stuck on a mountain overnight

2018-12-24T11:43:32+00:00December 24th, 2018|AMS, Cape Nature, Metro Rescue, Overberg, Rescues, Search|1 Comment

Betty's Bay outside Cape Town On Sunday the 23rd of December 2018 just after 18h00 the Overberg Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated by the Western Cape Emergency Medical Services (EMS) after a call for assistance was received. It was learnt that two young men in their late teens had managed to find themselves [...]

23 12, 2018

American visitor rescued on Table Mountain

2018-12-23T14:38:28+00:00December 23rd, 2018|Metro Rescue, Rescues, SANParks, Table Mountain|Comments Off on American visitor rescued on Table Mountain

Skeleton Gorge Cape Town On Saturday the 22nd of December 2018 at 12h26 the Peninsula Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated by the Western Cape Emergency Medical Services (EMS) after a call for assistance was received. It was reported that a 57 year female visitor from the USA had twisted her ankle while hiking [...]

22 12, 2018

Gauteng visitor is medivaced off Lion’s Head

2018-12-22T10:15:50+00:00December 22nd, 2018|AMS, Hiking, Lion's Head, Metro Rescue, Rescues, SANParks, SAPS|Comments Off on Gauteng visitor is medivaced off Lion’s Head

Lion's Head Cape Town On Friday the 21st of December 2018 at 13h51 the Peninsula Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated by the Western Cape Emergency Medical Services (EMS) after a call for assistance was received. It was reported that a 21 year old female hiker from Gauteng had severely injured an ankle while [...]

20 12, 2018

Helicopter awareness

2018-12-20T09:13:24+00:00December 20th, 2018|AMS, Hiking, Mountain biking, Rescues, Safety, Search, Trail running|Comments Off on Helicopter awareness

Your cooperation is appreciated. WSAR would like to thank those members of the public who continue to enjoy the outdoors responsibly. This includes the many hiking, climbing, mountaineering, trail running, mountain biking, boating and recreational clubs out there. We do acknowledge that we can be a bit noisy at times, and in the process, we [...]

18 12, 2018

Rescues in the peninsula

2018-12-18T10:15:11+00:00December 18th, 2018|Hiking, Lion's Head, Metro Rescue, Rescues, SANParks, Table Mountain|Comments Off on Rescues in the peninsula

Suikerbossie above Hout Bay Cape Town On Sunday the 16th of December 2018 at 09h55 the Peninsula Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated by the Western Cape Emergency Medical Services (EMS) after a call for assistance was received. The Metro Rescue Mobile Incident Command Vehicle (Metro 1) with our dedicated mountain rescue trailer was [...]

14 12, 2018

Hiker falls on Lion’s Head

2018-12-14T10:51:50+00:00December 14th, 2018|Hiking, Lion's Head, Metro Rescue, Rescues|Comments Off on Hiker falls on Lion’s Head

Lion's Head Cape Town On Thursday the 13th of December 2018 at 20h08 the Peninsula Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated by the Western Cape Emergency Medical Services (EMS) after a call for assistance was received. Our rescuers and the EMS Mobile Incident Command vehicle (Metro Rescue 1) were immediately dispatched to the base [...]

13 12, 2018

Tourist is rescued on Lion’s Head.

2018-12-13T11:02:17+00:00December 13th, 2018|AMS, Hiking, Lion's Head, Metro Rescue, Rescues, SANParks, SAPS|Comments Off on Tourist is rescued on Lion’s Head.

Lion's Head Cape Town On Wednesday the 12th of December 2018 at 11h06 the Peninsula Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated by the Western Cape Emergency Medical Services (EMS) after a call for assistance was received. It was reported that a 48 year old female visitor from the USA had collapsed at the summit [...]

11 12, 2018

Mountain rescue.

2018-12-11T16:20:01+00:00December 11th, 2018|AMS, Aquatic, Boland Mountains, Cape Nature, Climbing, Kloofing, Rescues|Comments Off on Mountain rescue.

Kylemore Pniel near Stellenbosch On Sunday the 09th of December 2018 at 22h02 the Winelands Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated by the Western Cape  Emergency Medical Services (EMS) after a call for assistance was received The caller explained that a group of adventure seekers who were abseiling down a known kloofing route in [...]

11 12, 2018

Wilderness Rescue

2018-12-11T15:14:17+00:00December 11th, 2018|Cape Nature, Cederberg Mountains, Hiking, Rescues|Comments Off on Wilderness Rescue

Cederberg Mountains section east of Citrusdal On the 26th of November 2018 at 21h09 the Cederberg Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) unit was activated by the Western Cape Emergency Medical Services (EMS) after a call for assistance was received. The caller confirmed that a teenager who was a member of a hiking party was suffering [...]

26 11, 2018

Mountain search response.

2018-11-26T09:24:37+00:00November 26th, 2018|Helderberg Nature Reserve|Comments Off on Mountain search response.

Helderberg Mountains Somerset West. On Sunday the 25th of November 2018 at 17h00 the Winelands Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) unit was activated by the Western Cape Provincial Emergency Medical Services (EMS) after a call for assistance was received. The caller had reported that a 21 year old male hiker was overdue in the Helderberg [...]