Tag Archives | Search and Rescue

Huge Rescue Operation to Save Trapped Man

It took over two days for more than 100 people from different organisations to save a North West man who had fallen from a mountain and become wedged on a cliff between two large rocks.


Lost on Table Mountain

Eastern Buttress Route – How We Spent a Night on the Mountain

Search and Rescue checked in on us – it was getting cold and they advised us to try and find shelter from the wind without taking any risks.

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Lost American Tourist found in Cederberg

An American Tourist who went missing in the Cederberg Mountains was found alive and well after he lost the path during a solo hike.

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Germany’s deepest cave rescue drama near Berchtesgaden

A team is attempting a cave rescue a 52-year-old man injured in a rock fall in a 1,000m-deep cave in Germany, in an operation that could take days.


Paramedic stretcher resuce hoist

Night Helicopter Rescue in the Magaliesberg Mountains

At approximately 15:00 on Sunday 25 May 2014 a 28 year old male was seriously injured in an accident in the Magaliesberg Mountains and had to be rescued by an Air Force Helicopter.

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PGHM Helicopter Rescue on the Grandes Jorasses

A team of French climbers were hit by a rock on the Desmaison Gousseault and were evacuated by helicopter.


Falling Rock Narrowly Misses Rescuer

Rescuer narrowly misses injury by falling rock after being hoisted out of a helicopter.


Belay accident

The Quick Way Down

Immediately after I decked there were a few seconds where I was too shocked to really process anything, but after that things got very real, very quickly.


Lower Silvermine Crag, Cape Town

Climber Injured at Lower Silvermine

Yesterday a climber was injured at the Lower Silvermine climbing area. During the walk out a large boulder dislodged from the wall and crushed the climbers leg. He is ok and recovering in hospital.

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Jonkershoek – Missing Hiker Found

After three days of searching, the missing hiker has been found in the Jonkerhoek Mountain Reserve.