Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Emergency services completes 12 hour rescue

Lauren Snyders
25 April 2012

Emergency services completed a 12 hour rescue of two Americans on the Hottentots Holland Mountain Range this morning.

Two teams were sent out to find the two foreigners last night after receiving an emergency call.

Emergency medical services in the Western Cape spokesperson Keri Davids said the search group split into two.

One team searched around the Riversonderend side while the other team searched along the junction pool side.

She added that the first team found the foreigners early this morning but it was clear they were not fit to walk down the mountain.

The foreigners were treated for hypothermia and dehydration by the EMS rescue medics.

Davids confirmed that the pair was unharmed.

She said the pair was airlifted off the mountain range and they refused to be taken to hospital as they said the treatment by emergency medical services were sufficient.

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