EMS Alert: Search for Missing Capetonian Near Franschhoek | Western Cape Government


EMS Alert: Search for Missing Capetonian Near Franschhoek

6 September 2012
The Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and other emergency voluntary services responded to a missing person call on 7 September 2012.

On Dennegeur Farm, Groendal, 1.5 km before Franschhoek - A Capetonian man in his late twenties went missing on 5 September 2012 after walking up the Franschhoek mountains in the early afternoon. EMS was contacted by family members of the missing man on the evening of 6 September 2012 after the man did not return to the farm's guesthouse. Locals confirmed that they passed the man on his way up the mountain, warning him not to continue at that late hour; however, he gave them some of his belongings and continued.

On 7 September 2012, a group of 30 searchers, comprising of EMS rescuers, Air Mercy Services (AMS), Wilderness Search and Rescue (WSAR) and Nature Conservation searched the Franschhoek Mountains close to the farm. The AMS rescue helicopter performed aerial sweeps of the area and a South African Police Services (SAPS) search dog assisted with tracing the scent of the missing man.

On 8 September 2012, the search continued and the missing man was found unharmed and in a healthy medical condition. He was accompanied down the mountain by the search team.

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