Two men have been declared dead after falling off the side of Table Mountain. The intense rescue mission left over 800 people stranded for hours.

The two men and a woman were climbing Arrow Final on the side of the mountain when they are believed to have fallen. The cable car was used to rescue the three climbers, leaving over 800 people stuck on Table Mountain.

Wilderness Search and Rescue retrieved the two bodies. The woman was taken down the mountain by cable car late on Monday night.

WSAR’s Johann Marais said they appreciate the public’s patience throughout the ordeal.

“We thank the public for understanding the predicament and the reason why we had to call for the assistance of the cable car,” he said.

The Table Mountain Cableway will resume their normal operating hours this morning.

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