Cape Town – A 35-year-old German hiker was rescued by helicopter in Cape Town after falling from a steep section of Lion’s Head on Tuesday.
He fell about 10 meters and was stopped by a fence.
“The 35-year-old hiker and his group were climbing Lion’s Head when he suddenly fell from a steep section above the last pine tree.
A rescue team arrived by helicopter, treated the injured hiker, and airlifted him to a nearby landing zone before transferring him to a hospital.
The Wilderness Search and Rescue (WSAR) emphasised the importance of safety during the busy summer season on popular trails like Lion’s Head.
They urged hikers to be cautious, patient, avoid overtaking, and stick to the designated trail.
“As the weather improves and we move closer to summer, we traditionally see an increase in the number of call-outs.
“The more popular trails, including Lion’s Head, can be incredibly busy this time of the year and we ask everyone to be careful. Be patient, avoid overtaking and keep to the trail,” David Nel, a spokesperson for WSAR said.
Picture: Facebook/@Wilderness Search And Rescue WSAR Western Cape
Compiled by Betha Madhomu