Family rescued from Paarl Mountain

2012-04-30 14:22
Johannesburg - A family of six has been rescued from Paarl Mountain, in the Boland, Western Cape emergency services said on Monday.

"The family was found along the hiking route close to the waterfall. They were fine, just a bit cold," spokesperson Keri Davids said.

The father, his two boys and three girls, all under the age of 12, went for a hike on Sunday afternoon, she said.

When it became too dark for them to turn back, the man phoned the local police for help.

Twenty-five police officials, paramedics and mountain rangers searched for the family and found them shortly before midnight.

"They did not require any medical assistance afterwards," Davids said.

The family was guided down in about 30 minutes.
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