Man in deadly Chapman's Peak plunge

2011-07-11 09:56
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Johannesburg - A man died after his car plunged over Chapman's Peak, in Cape Town, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said on Monday.

The car was found far below the road from which it fell on Sunday night, near the water's edge, said Simon’s Town station commander Darren Zimmerman.

The NSRI team approached the vehicle from the sea to get to the injured man, working with Cape Medical Response.

A doctor and a paramedic were airlifted to the scene, where they began treating the driver, who had multiple injuries.

"The patient was extricated from the vehicle and secured into a specialised stretcher [then]... airlifted to the roadway where he was transferred into a waiting metro EMS [emergency services] ambulance," Zimmerman said.

The man later died in hospital. His age and identity were not yet known.

The cause of the accident was not clear and police would investigate.

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