Another hiking incident at Lion’s Head was reported on Tuesday, December 21 after an injured hiker had to be extracted and airlifted off the mountain.
According to reports the Western Cape Department of Health’s EMS/AMS rescue helicopter was dispatched just after 9 am to assist the hiker. The extend of the hiker’s injuries is not yet known.
This is the second time this month a hiker had to be assisted while hiking up Lion’s Head after a 33-year-old woman was also airlifted from the mountain on Wednesday night, December 16 when she reportedly fell about 10 metres down while hiking.
According to a statement issued by ER24, paramedics arrived at the scene shortly after 8 pm and were met by Metro Rescue, Life Healthcare and Wilderness Search and Rescue.
“A team of 8 people went up the mountain to where the woman was lying. The team had to carry her down up until the stretch of road leading towards the mountain, where a vehicle brought her down to the awaiting ER24 ambulance. The rescue in total took approximately 2- 3 hours,” the statement said.
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