A hiker fell to their death from Lion’s Head on Sunday, February 7. Wilderness Search and Rescue (WSAR) responded to a call that someone had fallen and dispatched rescuers to the Camps Bay side of Lion’s Head.
WSAR was granted permission to use the emergency rescue helicopter, which is owned by the Department of Health, in its search for the hiker, according to Julian Jansen
The pilot picked up a paramedic and technical rescuer at the Pinelands rescue base and then proceeded to fly towards Lion’s Head. Hikers who witnessed the accident provided the WSAR with a location pin that led them to the location of the accident.
When rescuers reached the fallen hiker they discovered the person had sustained fatal injuries. The body was secured and lifted from the mountain, and handed over to the forensic department of the South African Police Service (SAPS).
An investigation into the incident is underway and more information will be revealed in due time. The WSAR expressed their condolences with all affected by the accident.