Tourist dies at Matroosberg Reserve-Ceres at the weekend
By Ofentse Mokae
29 June 2009
A 38 year-old Italian tourist died after falling at the Matroosberg Reserve in Ceres at the weekend.
The man who was visiting the reserve together with his other male friend to enjoy snow capped Matroosberg mountain range.
It is alleged that the men travelled in their 4x4 vehicle and stopped to take in the scenery.
According to police captain Federick van Wyk says the men took out their camping equipment to enjoy the ice.
“The men took out their chairs and sat close to the edge but their chairs slipped on the ice.
“The one tourist managed to hang on to the side of the rocks but his friend was less fortunate” he said.
The man died at the scene after the Wilderness Search and Rescue Unit was called, and his body was taken to Tygerberg Hospital Mortuary.
The family of the deceased is scheduled to arrive in Cape Town today. An inquest docket is being investigated.