Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Three Cape Town women freeze to death in Swartberg

By Ofentse Mokae
29 September 2009


Police and other rescue services were despatched into the Swartberg Mountains near Oudtshoorn in cold weather last night in an effort to find six hikers.

Police spokesperson November Filander says three women aged 46, 50 and 51 from Kuilsriver and Bellville froze to death before they could be rescued.

Two of the bodies were found last night and the other at noon today.

A woman and two men were rescued.

Filander says the group of six hikers got separated in dire weather conditions and bad light.

An investigation into the incident has been launched.

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