US tourist airlifted off Table Mountain

2013-04-11 14:22
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Cape Town - A United States tourist was airlifted off Table Mountain on Thursday morning after losing her way on a hike, a Western Cape health department official said.

Emergency medical services spokesperson Keri Davids said a tour guide was walking near Kasteelspoort around 09:00 on Thursday when he heard a woman's voice.

"He heard a woman screaming somewhere down the mountainside, saying that she couldn't breathe and needed help," she said.

"We did an aerial sweep and found the patient about 100m down from where the tour guide and his group of clients were. She was airlifted and they landed at the cableway station parking area."

The woman said she had been hiking with a group around 16:00 on Wednesday when she told them she was going to venture out on her own.

"At about 18:00 she realised she couldn't get down on her own. She was stuck on the mountain the whole evening, but had no signs of hypothermia."

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