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Flashing light saves hiker's life

2013-01-21 11:42

Cape Town - A hiker who got lost on Table Mountain was airlifted to safety on Monday morning, the Western Cape health department said.

Spokesperson Angelique Jordaan said the department's emergency medical services received a call about the missing hiker around 01:00, after a flashing light was spotted near Kasteelspoort.

She said the hiker was tracked via cellphone.

He was not hurt.

Comments
  • lee.demarco.73 - 2013-01-21 12:33

    Well done to the person who saw it and took action!! We don't have UFO's only stranded hikers...

  • DuToitCoetzee - 2013-01-21 12:34

    Android u beauty!!!! Oeps!!! Here comes the Apple brigade!

  • vark.nek.90 - 2013-01-21 13:07

    "Flashing light saves hiker's life" should read "Flashing light saves hiker from night of discomfort"

      samanthabinedell.12 - 2013-01-21 15:50

      That was my friend he got lost behind us, I was soooooo scared! We made it in time down to contact the rescue team before we knew it, it was dark and we couldn't see him any where! I'm glad you safe buddy! Couldn't sleep knowing you in the mountain still!

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