Hiker falls to death on Lion’s Head

A man had suffered fatal injuries after falling off on Lion’s Head

Police are investigating the death of a hiker who fell from Lion’s Head over the weekend.

The unidentified man died on Sunday around 9am after slipping while hiking on the Camps Bay side of Lion’s Head.

Wilderness Search and Rescue (WSAR) responded to the incident and dispatched rescuers to Lion’s Head, using an emergency rescue helicopter, operated by SA Red Cross Air Mercy Service (AMS) to search for the hiker.

WSAR spokesperson Johan Marais said the pilot collected a paramedic and technical rescuer at Pinelands rescue base but by the time they reached the hiker, he was already dead.

“Unfortunately, when the rescuers reached the fallen person, it was found that the hiker had suffered fatal injuries. The body was hoisted out and handed to the forensic pathology department of SAPS,” he said.