Elderly man dies in Kalk Bay climbing accident

The man had sustained several serious injuries and was in a critical condition.
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Kalk Bay

A 70 year old man was killed in a climbing accident in Kalk Bay. The incident happened on Sunday afternoon along Boyes Drive, Kalk Bay.

According to ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring when ER24 paramedics arrived at the scene, the Western Cape Metro Rescue, Life Healthcare and the Mountain Club of SA were already present.

An AMS Medical Rescue helicopter was called in to airlift rescuers to the injured climber while other rescuers hiked to the man.

“On scene, medics and rescue personnel retrieved and stabilised the patient. Assessments showed that the man had sustained several serious injuries and was in a critical condition.”

The helicopter airlifted the elderly man to the roadside but unfortunately the man died shortly afterwards.

The details surrounding the incident are still under investigation.

More: News24

 

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