Cape Town – Cape Town emergency services rescued two hikers on the Cape’s hiking trails over the weekend.
In one incident, which occurred on Sunday, a hiker who couldn’t climb down Chapman’s Peak had to be airlifted by helicopter to safety where the hiker received medical attention.
In a statement, Wilderness Search and Rescue said: “Two hikers, aged 35 and 38, had set out on a hiking trail above Chapman’s Peak Drive, but upon their descent, the one hiker had become unable to continue down the mountain.”
The hiker was airlifted by helicopter and attended to by medical professionals on the ground.
In another incident, the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway which has been closed until August 28 for maintenance, had to make an emergency trip to ferry an Irish tourist who had injured her ankled on Fountain Ledge on Monday.
“She was quickly reached and secured by the rescue team. The Cableway again obliged its services and carried the WSAR team and patient back down to safety at Lover Cableway Station,” said WSAR.
WSAR also assisted in the discovery of the body of a hiker who went missing late on Saturday after.
Picture: Facebook/ Wilderness Search and Rescue
Compiled by Olwethu Mpeshe