Cape Town hiker dies after fall on Lion's Head

2014-12-31 10:04
Lion's Head in Cape Town (File)

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Cape Town - A hiker has died after falling on Lion's Head in Cape Town on Wednesday morning.

Table Mountain National Park spokesperson Merle Collins confirmed to News24 that a 25-year-old local man had died.

It is believed that he was hiking with his fiancée and 5-year-old son at the time.

"Apparently he stood on the edge of the footpath and the rock gave way," Collins said.

According to Collins, the man's fiancée was taken for trauma counselling.

Sapa reported that the body of the man was airlifted off a ledge by Western Cape Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

"Hikers alerted EMS to a body laying on one of the ledges of Lion's Head just before 07:00 this morning," EMS spokesperson Robert Daniels said.

"The body of a 25-year old male was airlifted by Air Mercy Services to the base of the mountain from where it was further transported by EMS."

Daniels said EMS did not know the man's identity.

A number of Capetonians took to Twitter after noticing helicopters circling the iconic mountain.

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