A woman was rescued after falling roughly 10 metres down the Grotto-Fountain-Cairn Traverse, Table Mountain, sustaining serious injuries.
According to Mountain Club of SA – Search And Rescue (MCSA), the Western Cape Government Department of Health AMS Skymed helicopter was used to fly in a volunteer technical MCSA mountain rescue team and a Metro ALS paramedic.
Wilderness Search and Rescue (WSAR) Johan Marais said that the WSAR team received a request for assistance around 11am on Sunday, December 19.
Skymed then waited for the assessment and stabilisation of the patient after dropping off the first responders at the location, where the WSAR team scrambled up the ravine to access and extricate the patient.
As News24 reports, Skymed arrived above Fountain Traverse around 4pm, and the patient was transported to an ambulance at the Kloof Nek landing zone. The operation was concluded at 6pm.
The woman is reportedly recovering in hospital.
This incident comes merely days after a 33-year-old woman fell and was seriously injured on Lion’s Head.