The blistering Cape Town heat has seen an influx of hikers venturing out to explore the great outdoors, but enthusiastic adventurers are advised to be cautious after a man in his 20s injured himself upon taking a dive into a mountain pool.
According to News24, the incident took place on Saturday, January 8, near the Steenbras River mouth between Gordon’s Bay and Kogel Bay.
The Wilderness Search and Rescue (WSAR) received a distress call before 1pm, and WSAR spokesperson, Johann Marais said that although their medic diagnosed it to be a rib injury, it was not necessary to transport the man to the hospital.
This incident comes after an injured hiker had to be extracted and airlifted off the mountain on Lion’s Head more than two weeks ago (December 21), while a woman was rescued after falling roughly 10 metres down the Grotto-Fountain-Cairn Traverse, Table Mountain merely days after.
Hikers are urged to be careful when jumping into a body of water or embarking on a scenic adventure.