Body of hiker recovered from Lion’s Head, Cape Town
A hiker died on Lion’s Head on Tuesday morning, 7 March 2023. Dedicated teams of professionals and volunteers from Wilderness Search and Rescue (WSAR) assisted SAPS in the recovery of the body of a hiker from Lion's Head on Tuesday morning. According to information from scene, the 79-year-old hiker had been found unconscious on a section of the hiking trail near the summit of Lion’s Head. His hiking companions immediately called WSAR.
A team on board the Western Cape Department of Health EMS/Air Mercy Service (AMS) rescue helicopter was flown to the scene and hoisted down to the patient’s location.
On arrival the paramedic found that the patient had not survived. The body of the deceased was placed into a stretcher and hoisted up into the helicopter, before being flown to a nearby landing zone and handed over to SAPS.
“We would like to extend our condolences to the family and friends of the deceased,” said WSAR spokesperson David Nel. “We ask that all wilderness enthusiasts help us by continuing to share the emergency contact number - 021 937 0300 - and share our posts and the #IAmWildernessSafe campaign,” Nel said.
Photos provided by Tim Lundy and Wilderness Search and Rescue
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