Climber rescued at Elsies Peak
By Mishkah Anthony
28 April 2009
Emergency Rescue24 paramedics were called out to a rescue mission yesterday afternoon, after a female from Fish Hoek injured herself while climbing at Elsies Peak.
The hiker had apparently fallen and broke on of her legs.
Tristan Wadeley, spokesperson for ER24 in the Western Cape, said medical crews from ER24, Cape Medical Response, Fire Department and Metro Rescue set off on a one hour hike, with their medical equipment, to reach the patient.
“When paramedics arrived at the patient, they found a sixty eight year old female that had fallen onto a ledge and possibly fractured her left wrist. Due to the pain from her injury, she was unable to get from where she had fallen, back to the path.”
Wadeley added that the patient was given analgesia and put in a stokes basket, medical crews then carried her until an area where the she could walk again.
“The crews then walked with the patient to an awaiting ER24 ambulance which took the patient to Constantiaberg Medi-Clinic.”