Injured hikers safely carried from Table Mountain in a Herculean effort.

26 February 2024 | From Arrive Alive


A team of second year ECP students from Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) stepped in to assist, by carrying the second patient, a 28-year-old from KwaZulu-Natal, from the contour path junction on Platteklip Gorge.

He had made slow steady progress down the trail for nearly eight hours, as teams of rescuers carried his aunt down the mountain, but was unable to proceed any further.

He was helped into a rescue stretcher and carried down to the road. 

A team totaling nearly 50 people, including WSAR volunteers rescuers, Western Cape Department of Health & Wellness EMS medics, Metro Police officers, City of Cape Town Law Enforcement officers, SANParks - Table Mountain National Park rangers and Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) students, responded to assist the two stranded visitors.

The incident was concluded shortly before 17h00 - almost 24 hours after the initial SOS call.

We wish to thank Bacini's on Kloof! for the awesome pizzas - which sustained the massive team effort!

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