Injured hiker rescued on Lions Head

2010-12-05 21:29

Cape Town - A 54-year-old female hiker was rescued off Cape Town's Lions Head on Sunday after being injured, paramedics said.

The woman was climbing when she misplaced her footing and fell 6m, ER24 spokesperson Derrick Banks said.

She sustained a possible broken shoulder and ankle.

Emergency rescue teams had to hike to the woman with full rescue and medical equipment.

"Once the patient had been stabilised, she was placed into a specialised basket and emergency personnel carried her down the rocky mountain path to a waiting ambulance," said Banks.

She was taken to hospital in a serious but stable condition.

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