Cape Town – A 64-year-old Australian woman had to rescued by helicopter on Table Mountain this morning after she fell and rolled about 10 metres down the Contour Path route.
A Western Cape Search and Rescue (WCSR) team was called out at 9.44am after she fell between the lower cable station and the Platteklip Gorge route.
"By 10:40 a hasty team reached her and after the paramedic assessed her injuries and her location, he requested at 10:53 that the rescue helicopter contracted to the Department of Health be deployed," the WSAR said.
"Skymed was authorised and airborne by 11:16. A technical rescuer was inserted to oversee the extraction.
"The helicopter lifted her out and dropped her off at a temporary landing zone secured by WSAR members on lower Tafelberg Road, from where an ambulance transported her to Cape Town Mediclinic.