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Hiker rescued unharmed from Drakensberg

A segment of the Drakensberg mountain range in Northern KZN | Tourism board photo

A segment of the Drakensberg mountain range in Northern KZN | Tourism board photo

A hiker was rescued unharmed from the Drakensberg mountains on Wednesday, paramedics said.

Robert McKenzie, spokesman for the KwaZulu-Natal provincial Emergency Medical Service said that the hiker was rescued on Tuesday afternoon from the Mweni region of the mountain range.

“The man has been rescued. He is not injured and they are flying back to Durban with him now,” said McKenzie.

Earlier on Wednesday morning a South African Air Force Helicopter together with an EMS paramedic and members of the Mountain Club of South Africa were dispatched from Durban to rescue the hiker.

McKenzie, said: “He (the hiker) had reportedly got stuck in a deep valley where he could not go up or down and needed to be rescued.”

McKenzie said that according to the information he had, the man had to be hoisted up by the helicopter.

The Mnweni region is located in the northern Drakensberg, south of the Royal Natal National Park and north of Cathedral Peak.

 

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