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Cavers missing on Table Mountain

2011-12-14 09:57

Cape Town - Rescuers have still not located a team of “cavers” who went missing on Table Mountain on Tuesday night.

The cavers were reported missing at 21:30 on Tuesday after they failed to return to their car, which was parked at the Constantia Nek section of the mountain, emergency services spokesperson Kerry Davids said on Wednesday.

One of the cavers is thought to be a 74-year-old man.

“A team of about 30 rescuers who include rescue technicians, climbers, cavers and medics spent the night searching for the group,” Davids said.

At about 08:00 the rescuers had found two bags outside of the Giant Extension cave in the Wynberg area on the back of Table Mountain.

There was no further news available.

She said a team of fresh rescuers were being sent to help with the operation.

Comments
  • Kevin - 2011-12-14 10:01

    hope they alive and safe

      reacho - 2011-12-14 10:24

      been in the wynberg caves, pretty intense stuff, not going to be fun if they stuck in there with this weather :(

      Jay - 2011-12-14 10:37

      Just had a hailstorm in Gardens...............crazy stuff!

  • Janice - 2011-12-14 10:10

    In this weather!! Not good. Hope they are found soon! Good luck.

  • garethallison - 2011-12-14 10:12

    Go Stu! You find those cavers!

  • Deon - 2011-12-14 10:13

    Global warming have passed Cape Town, it is winter again.

  • sibiya.nqubeko - 2011-12-14 10:15

    MAYBE THEY WERE EATEN BY WILD ANIMALS, BUT WE HOPE THAT THEY GET RESCUED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, IF NOT.

  • Sharon - 2011-12-14 10:18

    i HOPE THEY FIND THEM ALIVE A IN GOOD HEALTH .........GOD BE WITH U

  • DieSeL - 2011-12-14 10:21

    There are caves on table mountain? I seriously never knew that! Hope that the cavers are ok and found soon!

  • goyougoodthing - 2011-12-14 10:46

    If there are caves why is there a housing shortage? Only joking, hope the spelunkers are okay, (news24 that's grown-up for caving)

  • ruben.maistry - 2011-12-14 10:57

    Pray they are safe and the Rescuers get to them soon as the weather seems to be turning for the worse.

  • Ben - 2011-12-14 11:34

    Unlucky. People always underestimates Table Mountain...

  • DieSeL - 2011-12-14 12:05

    Ok, so they were found safe and sound at home... Yippee! http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Missing-cavers-found-at-home-20111214 BUT what about this part on the article "At about 08:00 the rescuers had found two bags outside of the Giant Extension cave in the Wynberg area on the back of Table Mountain." Who's bags did they find then?

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