Stellenbosch student injured during hike

2017-03-26 15:57
(File, Duncan Alfreds, News24)

(File, Duncan Alfreds, News24)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Cape Town - An 18-year-old Maties student sustained multiple injuries when he took a 5m fall from a mountain outside Stellenbosch on Sunday morning. 

Johann Marais of Wilderness Search and Rescue said the unnamed student had gone hiking with three fellow students.

The student sustained head and facial injuries with an open wound on his leg.

"It was deemed necessary to collect a technical rescuer in Somerset West to assist with the safe extraction of the patient by [helicopter rescue service] Skymed," he said.

The patient was brought off the mountain to a waiting ambulance at Coetzenburg. He was taken to Stellenbosch Mediclinic.

Read more on:    cape town  |  accidents

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.