The body of a male hiker was discovered on Table Mountain over the weekend.
According to the Wilderness Search and Rescue (WSAR), rescue teams were deployed over the weekend to search for a missing hiker who had disappeared late Saturday afternoon.
A large team of search parties took to look for the hiker until weather conditions “hindered the search,” as the WSAR explained, which moved the search’s continuation to the following morning.
Come Sunday morning, the hiker’s body was identified at around 11am. He was airlifted by the Western Cape Department of Health EMS Emergency Services in a helicopter and transferred to the police.
This is the second report of a body found in one of Cape Town’s most popular destinations, with another report of a missing person’s body discovered near the Chapman’s Peak picnic area.
It was the body of Gus Thompson, the missing man with Alzheimer’s. Gus was discovered to have passed away at his favourite spot after leaving his care home near Lake Michelle in Noordhoek.