Busy weekend for mountain rescues in Cape Town

24 July 2022: The Western Cape Department of Health EMS/AMS rescue helicopter has had a busy day with mountain rescues in Cape Town. Sadly early this morning the rescue helicopter was dispatched for another body recovery on Table Mountain. Shortly after returning to base, the rescue helicopter was dispatched to Stellenbosch to airlift a patient who had been attacked by a swarm of bees. While busy on this rescue another mountain call came in. The rescue helicopter was dispatched yet again to Chapman’s Peak to extract injured hikers. Our sincere & heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the deceased, our thoughts and prayers are with you. We wish all the injured hikers a speedy recovery. Images credit: Franna Smiley Lombard.

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