A 61-year-old man was airlifted by emergency medical personnel from Lion’s Head on Sunday, 30 January after he suffered from heatstroke.
According to a statement by ER24, when paramedics arrived on the scene near the first ladder at Lion’s Head they found rescuers already attending to the man and assisted with treatment.
“He was in a serious condition, it is suspected that the man suffered heatstroke and started having seizures. Skymed’s emergency medical helicopter was activated to airlift the man to a hospital,” ER24 said.
The statement further mentioned that hikers or anyone taking part in outdoor activities should ensure that they are well hydrated and rest often.
“Keep an eye out for weather alerts and severe temperatures, rather avoid strenuous exercise during hot days,” ER24 added.
- Heat cramps (mild)
- Heat cramps (intermediate)
- Heat exhaustion
- Heatstroke (severe)