Rustenburg – According to news site NEWS 24, a 27 year old woman crashed to her death when she slipped and fell down from a mountain in Rustenburg on Friday evening.
Werner Weermak, an ER24 spokesperson, said upon the arrival of paramedics and local fire services to the scene shortly after 8pm on Friday evening, they found a group of her friends on top of the mountain.
“They explained that a woman, that was with them at the time, apparently slipped and fell several metres,” he said.
Vermaak explained that due to low visibility, ER24 rescuers made use of the Infrared Thermal Imaging Camera to search for the woman in between the thick trees.
“After some time, they managed to find her and used rope equipment to abseil to her location,” he said.
“Sadly, she showed no signs of life and was declared dead on the scene.”
Vermaak said due to the dangerous conditions and low visibility, they had to postpone the retrieval of her body to Saturday morning.
“ER24, the Mountain Search and Rescue Club, Fire Department and Police Search and Rescue set up equipment early this morning to abseil to her location.”
Local authorities are set to launch an investigation, as the the circumstances surrounding the incident are unknown. Vermaak added.
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