Emergency evacuation for several hikers

03 January 2023 | From Arrive Alive


It's been a super busy day with rescues for the Western Cape Department of Health EMS/AMS rescue helicopter on the 2nd day 2023. For the first rescue, the helicopter was dispatched to Platteklip Gorge to airlift a hiker who collapsed while hiking. The patient was airlifted & handed over to the local METRO ambulance crew for further treatment. While busy with this rescue the helicopter was dispatched to Karbonkelberg, Hout Bay to airlift a dehydrated patient.

The patient was handed over to the ground crew for further treatment. Shortly after returning to base, the rescue helicopter was again dispatched for a mountain at Diagonal hiking trail, Camps Bay. Four patients found themselves stuck on a ledge & needed to be extracted & airlifted from the mountain.

The patient was handed over to the ground crew for further treatment. After completion of this rescue the helicopter was dispatched to Seaforth Beach, Simon's Town. A 2 year old patient was airlifted from the beach to Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital. Our thoughts & well wishes are with the patients for a speedy recovery. We urge everyone to be safe while enjoying the beautiful Cape Town weather.

Thank you to all the rescue crew working together to ensure everyone's safety Wilderness Search And Rescue WSAR Western Cape  

Images credit: Donovan Kohl & Lindsey Cyster.

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