Monday, February 08, 2021

Devastating death of man who fell to his death

A 30 year old hiker fell to his death on the 7th of February on a Sunday morning, at the Camps bay side of Lion’s head. Wilderness Search and Rescue (WSAR) reacted to a call at 9:00 by fellow hikers who reported on the man who slipped on a rock.

Wilderness Search and Rescue (WSAR) spokeperson Julian Jansen, was granted permission to use the emergency rescue helicopter, which is owned by the Department of Health, in its search for the hiker.

The pilot picked up a paramedic and technical rescuer at the Pinelands rescue base and then proceeded to fly towards Lion’s Head. The man had sustained fatal enjuries whenthe rescuers reached the fallen hiker. His body was secured and lifted from the mountain, and handed over to the forensic department of the South African Police Service (SAPS).

Police spokesperson Colonel Andre traut confirmed the case and stated that no foul play was suspected but an investigation into the incident is underway and more information will be revealed in due time.


Picture: Western Cape Government's EMS

By Everngelista Muza


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