A hiker died on Table Mountain in Cape Town, near Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens on Tuesday morning.
Peninsula Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) revealed that the hiker had “medical complications” on the Cecilia Ridge path.
When the medical team arrived at the scene, they found an 80-year-old local resident had been receiving first aid and CPR assistance from members of his hiking party. All best efforts to revive him were unsuccessful, and the man was declared dead on the scene.
The South African Police Service (SAPS) was also called to the scene.
The man was carried to the management road, where he was placed into a Metro Rescue 4×4 vehicle and transported down the mountain where he was handed over to an awaiting Forensic Pathology Services team.
The incident took place at approximately 11.27am on Tuesday morning.
WSAR would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the deceased. The members of his party are also commended for their prompt action and first aid interventions at the time.