Six hikers rescued from Table Mountain Park as mercury soars

No fewer than six hikers were rescued by helicopter in three separate incidents at Table Mountain National Park in Cape Town on Monday, Air Mercy Service (AMS) said on Tuesday. One hiker was retrieved after collapsing in Platteklip Gorge close to the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, and another from Karbonkelberg close[…]

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Morocco navy rescues 359 irregular migrants

The Moroccan navy has rescued 359 irregular migrants in the three days from Saturday to Monday, the official news agency MAP reported Tuesday. MAP quoted an unnamed military source as saying that the Coast Guard units intercepted and rescued 359 irregular migrants, including ten women and four children, who were on dinghies and that[…]

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Cape Town fisherman rescued after suspected stroke

The Simon’s Town National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) on Tuesday rescued a fisherman believed to have had a stroke after receiving a request for medical assistance from a fishing trawler south of Cape Point in Cape Town. The NSRI duty crew was activated at around 08:00 by the Transnet National[…]

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Family hope for the return of diver’s body

A Grassy Park family are praying that the body of a 32 year old diver surfaces, after two difficult days of searching at sea. Muhammad Nur Mitchell went missing yesterday at Saunders rocks in Bantry Bay after he went diving with his brother in law and never returned from the[…]

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Table Mountain rescues reached record high in 2016

Rescuers were busier than ever on Table Mountain in 2016, with a record number of hikers needing help, Wilderness Search and Rescue (WSAR) said on Monday. Spokesperson Johann Marais said that last year at least 170 incidents were recorded. This equated to about 850 hours, or 35 days, of rescue[…]

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Paramedics rescue ‘Superman’ from mountain

Superman had to be airlifted off Table Mountain on Saturday, paramedics said. This after a man in his late forties, dressed as the superhero Superman, could not finish a fun run due to extreme exhaustion. ER24 spokesperson Pieter Rossouw said the man was participating in a fun run which started[…]

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Two men survive run-in with whale

Two men who defied death, surviving rough seas and a run-in with a whale, have told of their harrowing experience after one was reunited with his family in Cape Town. The other, who is from France, spoke to his family on the phone after he was brought to shore. The[…]

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