Man jumps off cliff to avoid cops

2013-06-09 12:45

Cape Town - A man was rescued early on Sunday morning after jumping off a cliff near Gordons Bay, apparently to avoid being arrested, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said.

According to a local security company the man was involved in an altercation at a petrol station around 05:30, NSRI spokesperson Craig Lambinon said in a statement.

The man, believed to be 35-years-old and from Bellville, Cape Town, fled in his car, with police, traffic services and security guards in pursuit. He hit a few parked cars along the way. The man's car broke down on the R44, which runs along the coast. He then reportedly jumped off the cliff.

"When NSRI Gordons Bay rescuers arrived on the scene the man was a few hundred meters down a cliff on the coast road and needing to be rescued," Lambinon said.

"NSRI rescuers reached the man and managed to bring him safely to the roadway without incident, where police then took the man into custody."

Western Cape police could not immediately be reached for comment.

  • Puleng Mabuya - 2013-06-09 12:57

    lol..... movies

      Buzzbar - 2013-06-09 22:39

      He was no doubt "gesuip". They usually don't hurt themselves too much when the fall, get punched or knock their head on a urinal,when passing out....

  • Musawashe Moyo - 2013-06-09 13:10

    Just let him go

      jacowium - 2013-06-09 18:40

      Vacuum-head comment of the day.

  • Saukan Stanley - 2013-06-09 13:22

    He's an Athlete send him to the Olympic Games next time

  • Peter Mukwachari - 2013-06-09 13:26

    Welldone,, but munhu ngaende kujere kkkk

  • Glen Joseph - 2013-06-09 14:21


  • Luzuko Blazzanha Dinga - 2013-06-09 15:25

    You can run but not hide.

  • Bheki Nkosi - 2013-06-09 15:29


  • Mmangaka Molapisi - 2013-06-09 16:08

    He acted like the demonised pigs which jumped over the cliff in the bible. Luckily, he was rescued and he was not paralysed.

  • Tersia Louw - 2013-06-09 16:27

    Where's a heligupta when you need one?

  • Steven Tich - 2013-06-09 16:32

    maybe he knew the police brutality that was about to befall him

  • Rob Martin - 2013-06-09 16:43

    a Cliff hanger.

  • Rob Martin - 2013-06-09 17:00

    NSRI are mostly volunteers and have to rescue this dork.. not an Ocean rescue.

  • Ndlovu Khanyisani - 2013-06-09 17:02

    That's my man bringing everybody to work something good for a change news 24 tired of Nkandla

      jacowium - 2013-06-09 18:42

      Punctuation = recommended.

  • Caine Abel - 2013-06-09 21:24

    Bang Bang Bang

  • John Smith - 2013-06-09 21:51

    Nowhere are we told who he had harmed or what loss he had caused! So let's all find him guilty? of what? contempt of cop? fear of cop brutality? At no time was he under lawful arrest in the report. If not under lawful arrest one can drive, walk, run, jump over a cliff if one so pleases to do.

  • Khetha Hlophe - 2013-06-10 08:22

    I'd rather jump a cliff than being Mido Marcia!

  • Mabina Maledu - 2013-06-10 10:15

    "Die Hard - South Africa"

      Mathibela Konkoriti Isaac - 2013-06-10 14:36

      Hahaha Die hard 12 Mzansi Starring- Idiot

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