An Air Mercy Service (AMS) helicopter was sent to rescue a person from Lion’s Head on Saturday, February 20.

According to JWI News, who spoke to Cape Town Etc, a paraglider crashed into the side of the mountain that faces the Clifton beaches.

“At this stage still waiting to find out but know they have just lifted them off the mountain,” said JWI News to Cape Town Etc.

Medics were sent to the scene and the person has been airlifted from the mountain.

The AMS helicopter arriving on the scene. Picture: JWI News

“The AMS Chopper is currently in attendance and it’s first medic has just been dropped down on scene,” JWI News wrote in a Facebook post at around 6:45pm on Saturday.

An hour later, JWI News said: “All resources on scene and attending to the patient. Medics have been dropped off at the location of the accident.”

A Facebook user shared images of the incident below:

1st run

Looks like a rescue on Lions Head.

Not sure what is was about.


Posted by Gary Funnell on Saturday, 20 February 2021

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