Cape Town – The body of a 53-year-old man was discovered on Table Mountain on Wednesday afternoon, said the Wilderness Search and Rescue (WSAR).
Hikers trailing along the mountain discovered the man’s personal belongings and contacted authorities.
“According to reports, a search was conducted yesterday (Wednesday) at about 5pm after hikers found belongings of the deceased on the mountain. They alerted authorities after accessing details on a cellular telephone found with the belongings,”IOL quoted provincial police spokesperson, Captain Frederick van Wyk as saying.
A search operation was then carried out and the body was located between Yellowstone Gorge, Skywalk and Platteklip Gorge, Times Live reported.
The provincial health department was called to assist in the retrieval of the body.
The South African Police Service (SAPS) confirmed the death of a hiker on Table Mountain and said the man fell to his death on Wednesday, said IOL.
Compiled by Sinothando Siyolo