Base jumper rescued after Table Mountain ordeal

2016-03-18 12:03
(AMS, Netwerk24)

(AMS, Netwerk24)

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Cape Town - A base jumper was rescued after spending nearly two hours hanging upside down on a cliff on Table Mountain on Thursday.

The 31-year-old woman's parachute became entangled in rocks shortly after she launched off the mountain near Platteklip Gorge, the SA Red Cross Air Mercy Service Trust said.

She was reportedly suspended precariously from a ledge by one rope of her parachute in worsening wind conditions.

A team of 10 rescuers reached the woman by helicopter. One rescuer secured the woman on the mountain while the others rigged up a rope system to haul her up.

The rescue operation took three hours.

The base jumper only suffered a minor injury to her foot.

Rescuers said the woman walked away from what could easily have been a fatal accident, Netwerk24 reported.


(AMS, Netwerk24)

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