A teenage boy tragically passed away after he fell while hiking down a gorge located in Arangieskop Trail in Robertson on Sunday morning.

“On Sunday the 24th of March 2019 at 8.30am, the Helicopter Emergency Medical Services was dispatched to the Arangieskop Trail in Robertson in order to retrieve a teenage boy who had taken a fall while hiking down a gorge,” Wilderness Search and Rescue (WSAR) said.

Upon arrival at the scene, two medical Rescue Technicians and a Rescue Climber were lowered down to the teen, but according to WSAR, he had already passed away

“The boy had unfortunately succumbed to his injuries, and was declared deceased on the scene.”

The organisation added that the deceased was hoisted into the helicopter, delivered to a temporary landing zone and handed over to the Western Cape Forensic Pathology Services.

“We convey our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the decreased.”

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Ishani Chetty

Ishani is a vegetarian who is passionate about animals, social issues, the environment and current affairs.