WSAR rescues injured vacationer close to Maclear’s Beacon


Wilderness Search and Rescue (WSAR) was again in motion on Wednesday afternoon after a vacationer injured himself close to Maclear’s Beacon.

In accordance with WSAR, groups had been dispatched to the decrease cable station shortly after 4pm when a international tour group reported that one in all their members had injured himself.

The 28-year-old had slipped whereas strolling again to the higher cable station from Maclear’s Beacon.

He was unable to proceed additional, and a name was made to the emergency quantity.

A rescue workforce was transported to the highest of Desk Mountain on the Desk Mountain Aerial Cableway and rapidly hiked to the affected person. He was handled on scene and positioned right into a stretcher.

The terrain-taming stretcher wheel was once more put to good use, permitting the workforce to rapidly carry the injured gentleman again to the higher cable station.

The workforce and affected person had been transported down the mountain within the cable automobile.

‘We’re conscious that many guests won’t know our mountains, gorges and valleys in addition to locals,’ stated WSAR spokesperson David Nel. ‘It’s an honour to assist the Western Cape Authorities and the Metropolis of Cape City vacationer security programmes.’

‘We once more enchantment to anybody venturing into wilderness areas to be cautious as the paths are nonetheless moist and really slippery in locations.’

‘We want to want our affected person a speedy restoration and we hope that he enjoys his remaining time in our stunning metropolis,’ Nel stated.

{Photograph}: WSAR / Daniel Vorster

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