A 15-year-old girl from Walmer Estate was rescued from Table Mountain on the evening of July 1. She had sustained a knee injury while hiking on the Platteklip footpath and could not make her way back down.
Western Cape Search and Rescue (WSAR) had been alerted about the incident around 7pm, according to spokesperson Johann Marais. She was reported to be “just above the contour path on the first Zig-Zag in the path”.
A paramedic accompanied by two WSAR operatives, one from SANParks, hiked up the footpath and the operation was managed from a vehicle at the bottom of Platteklip Gorge on Lower Tafelberg Road.
When they reached her at 8.19pm, they advised that she would need to be carried out, and they put out a call for assistance from WSAR members who had been participating in an exercise with a helicopter from SAAF on Table Mountain at the time, said Marais.
At 9.41pm, the larger team who were called to assist arrived and the girl was taken to hospital for treatment.
Picture: Facebook / Table Mountain Watch