Another car plunged off the cliff face at Hansie se Bank at Voëlklip near Herolds Bay on Saturday, February 20. Search and rescue operations continued on Sunday morning [February 21] to retrieve the car and possible bodies.
According to Southern Cape police spokesperson, Chris Spies, the wreckage of a white Mazda was pulled up off the cliff just before 11am on Sunday.
The bodies of two 75-year-old women were retrieved and two guns were found in the car, reports the George Herald. An autopsy will reveal more information.
An inquest docket has been opened, and police do not suspect foul play at this point.
Voëlklip is a notorious zone for fatal accidents, and the viewpoint has even been coined “the cliff of death”. Eight people died in the area from November 3, 2015 to April 29, 2016.
Timeline of Voelklip accidents:
In November 2015, Gabriel Harker (38) was swept off the rocks while fishing and drowned.
In the same month, three students from George died after their Toyota Hilux fell from the cliff near the lookout point. The bodies of Luandro Jansen (22) and Marnic Els (21) were found but not that of Werner Finger.
In December 2015, Josh Allpass (15) and Warren Dickson (14) were also washed off the rocks while fishing. Their bodies were never recovered.
In April 2016, Tobias Koen (62) was in his delivery vehicle and died when it went over the cliffs at Voëlklip beach.
In October 2019, Heidi Scheepers and her two children fell from the viewpoint in their car. Police confirmed that the area where Scheepers and her two children plunged down the cliff, was the exact spot where the three students from George had fallen too. Both Heidi and her son’s bodies were recovered but her daughter was never found.
In December 2019, 52-year-old Zonita Basson plunged into the sea in her red Chevrolet Spark. Her body was recovered.
In January 2020, a man was seen speeding in a white Ford Ecosport, with a CA-registration, before the car plummeted from the road down the cliffs. His body was recovered.
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