A man by the name of Massimo went missing on Wednesday, August 25, which an alert from the Hout Bay organisation, Community Crime Prevention alerted the public toward.
29-year old Massimo had last been reported to have left his home and ventured onto a MyCiti Bus, but never returned.
CCTV footage quickly traced him to Table Mountain, which led a trail runner to discover the man, Eminetra reports.
The team on the rescue mission would have taken some time to reach the man because of the nightmare of weather. This is where our trail legend steps in.
Armand Du Plessis braved the weather to reach Massimo, as GoodThingsGuy expresses. He took food and warm clothes for Massimo and let his frosted friend know that “help was on the way.”
Massimo had reportedly spent the night in toilet block in the freezing cold on the mountain.
“Armand got to him, gave him something warm to wear and something to eat and drink while WSAR, Sanparks, Metro rescue were on the way up to bring him down,” expresses Community Crime Prevention.
The young man was kept company by his good samaritan until the members of Wilderness Search and Rescue arrived on Thursday, as the spokesperson of the Search and Rescue unit, Johan Marais expressed as per News24.
A six-strong rescue team went on to find Massimo, but only brought him down the mountain the following day as conditions were fierce and not favourable for extraction, Marais notes.
Indeed, our weather in the Western Cape had seen incredibly icy conditions as a level 6 weather warning was issued on Thursday.
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On Friday afternoon however, the team brought Massimo back down to safety, in what Community Crime Prevention deemed a happy ending.