Hiker airlifted off Lion's Head after heart attack

2017-12-02 21:44
A hiker was airlifted from Lion's Head after suffering a heart attack. (Supplied, Wilderness Search and Rescue)

A hiker was airlifted from Lion's Head after suffering a heart attack. (Supplied, Wilderness Search and Rescue)

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Cape Town - A hiker was airlifted from Lion’s Head on Saturday afternoon after suffering a heart attack, the Wilderness Search and Rescue (WSAR) has confirmed.

Spokesperson Johan Marais said the 37-year-old man was almost at the top of the mountain when he experienced chest pains.

WSAR carriers were called to assist with a possible carry-out and an experienced mountaineer headed up the track with paramedics, who reported the hiker’s condition as serious, he said.

A Skymed helicopter was dispatched and a landing zone was created in the Kramat area, from where he was flown from the mountain and to Vincent Palotti Hospital for treatment, Marais said.

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