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Pandemonium as two climbers die on Table Mountain

Two mountain climber has both met their napoleon as rescue climb to reach three climbers involved in an accident in which two of the victims were later declared dead.

It was gathered that Hundreds of tourists waited on top of the Mountain for hours as rescuers used the cable car to reach the trio who were reportedly climbing Arrow Final.

One eyewitness exclamate:“There are two climbers dangling from ropes below the upper cable station at least 150 meters down. A third person‚ also on a controlled rope‚ is administering CPR to one of the persons‚” said Wilderness

Search and Rescue spokesman Johan Marais also added on Monday

“In order to gain access to the injured climbers‚ rescuers are making use of the cable cars from which a rope system has been rigged to lower medical and rescue personnel.”

Two of the climbers‚ a male and a female‚ were later declared dead and their bodies were secured to the side of the mountain for the duration of the night.

An injured woman was was also brought to safety in the cable car.

It was learned that rescue team resumed the operation at first light on Tuesday and the bodies were taken off the mountain by 5am.

Source : Time live

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Pandemonium as two climbers die on Table Mountain


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