Hikers marooned on Karbonkelberg

2012-06-03 22:38
NSRI rescue boat Nedbank 1 near Karbonkelberg. (NSRI)

NSRI rescue boat Nedbank 1 near Karbonkelberg. (NSRI)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

kalahari.com

  • Cape Town
    The story told in these pages is both immensely readable and endlessly interesting, and is sure to... Now R399.00
    buy now
Cape Town - A group of hikers were spending Sunday night stuck on a hiking trail between Llandudno and Hout Bay, below the Karbonkelberg after getting lost.

The NSRI's Bray Geyser said the eight men, aged between 20 and 25, had hiked from the Llandudno Sandy Bay parking area, where they had left their cars.

"It is not clear what they were doing there, they seem to all have wet suits with them," he said.

Geyser said the NSRI had been alerted at about 17:30.

“The NSRI Hout Bay volunteer sea rescue duty crew launched the sea rescue craft Albie Matthews and Nedbank Rescuer I and on arrival on-scene found the men on the shore in good health, but requiring guidance to get out of their predicament.

"At first attempts were made to get them off using our NSRI sea rescue boats, but sea conditions were not favourable.

"As a result, the Western Cape emergency medical services (EMS) and a wilderness search and rescue team were activated."

Gesey said that following a logistics briefing, it was decided that the men should stay there overnight. Emergency supplies were taken to them and they would be lead to safety in the morning.

The emergency supplies, consisting of water, space blankets and food, were delivered by a NSRI rescue boat and floated to the men in water-tight canisters using ropes.

EMS rescue authorities will check in with the men at intervals during the night.

They have been requested to conserve battery power on their cellphones.

"They are not in any immediate danger," Geyser said.
 
- News24

Read more on:    nsri  |  cape town
NEXT ON NEWS24X

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
28 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/News
 
Traffic
Lottery
 
  • Monday Dunoon - 17:08 PM
    Road name: N7 Northbound
    HEAVY DELAYS between Plattekloof Road and the Potsdam Road exit
  • Monday Cape Town - 17:07 PM
    Road name: N2 Outbound
    HEAVY DELAYS between Robert Sobukwe Road and the Borcherds Quarry Road exit
 
More traffic reports...
 

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Jobs in Western Cape region

Sales Consultant

Rondebosch
The River Club
R7 500 - R40 000 Per Month

Security Assistant

Cape Winelands
Your Move Personnel
R2 600 Per Month

Business Analyst

Cape Town
CapCircle Management Consultants

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

2 TV Series for R250

Get 2 TV Series box sets for R250 and save up to R148! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Mind blowing deals on beauty & fragrances

Save up to 30% off beauty and fragrances. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 50% off hair care products!

Save up to 50% on professional hair care products at kalahari.com. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

30% off academic books

Score a mind blowing 30% off academic books! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Mind blowing deals on electronics!

Save up to 35% on electronics. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Apple iPad 3 Black 64GB 9.7" Tablet With WiFi & 4G

Retina Display Finally the incredible Retina display technology from the iPhone...

From R7999.00

I'm shopping for:

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

There is a strong emphasis on relationships. Obsession, emotional disputes, retaliation or competitive actions are highlighted....read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.