Elderly woman collapses from heat whilst hiking on Table Mountain

An elderly woman was transported to hospital on Monday afternoon, after she collapsed whilst hiking on Table Mountain.

ER24 spokesperson, Russel Meiring said, the 67-year-old woman whilst hiking on the Platteklip Gorge, collapsed due to a heat injury.

‘’On arrival, medics found that the AMS Medical Helicopter had airlifted the woman from the trail and brought her to the base of the mountain.

‘’On assessment, medics found that the woman had sustained serious heat injuries and was in a critical condition. The woman was treated and provided with advanced life support interventions before she was transported to a nearby hospital for further care,’’ added Meiring.

He added that local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.


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Done By: Mitchum George


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