Search for hiker: more manpower

2008-02-08 00:00

The search for the missing Scottish hiker is still under way in the Cathedral Peak area as frustrated searchers are coming up with no clues as to what could have happened to 73-year-old Michael Hetherington.

Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife spokesman Jeff Gaisford said yesterday that it is like "looking for a needle in a haystack". We … are covering all the foothill walks."

He said the incident once again highlights the dangers of walking alone in the Drakensberg. "Had Hetherington had a companion we could have just gone in and fetched him from a recognisable spot if he had got into difficulties and had sent for help."

Policeman at the scene inspector Jack Haskins from the Search and Rescue Unit, said extra manpower would be brought in to help with the concentrated block searches.

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