Cape Town – A man is alleged to have taken his life by driving off the road at an outlook point on Chapman's Peak Drive in Hout Bay.
It's believed the incident took place around 2.33pm on Sunday. Last night, Western Cape Search and Rescue teams were still battling to retrieve the man's body along the M6 route.
Western Cape Search and Rescue spokesperson Johan Marais said the "stricken" man was spotted around 3.51pm by a Skymed 1 helicopter on a steep slope below the viewpoint on Chapman's Peak Drive
"The person is lying on a ledge in a dangerous position. Strong wind is preventing Skymed from operating safely under the circumstances. Technical teams will be deployed shortly," Marais said yesterday.
City of Cape Town Traffic spokesperson Maxine Bezuidenhout said last night: "Suicide is confirmed. Alleged adult male drove over the cliff of Chapman's Peak. Currently only one lane closed on Chapman's Peak."