A 32-year-old man, believed to be from Johannesburg, has been rushed to hospital after his car plunged down Chapman’s Peak on the Hout Bay side on Monday.
On Monday at 05h14 NSRI Hout Bay said in a statement said: “On arrival on the scene rescuers could not determine the location of the vehicle which could not be seen over terrain and a steep cliff face of Chapman’s Peak Drive and NSRI Hout Bay duty crew launched the sea rescue craft Albie Matthews,” said the NSRI.
Chapman’s Peak Drive was closed to traffic during the rescue operation.
“On arriving on the scene two NSRI rescue swimmers were deployed from the sea rescue craft onto the shoreline where they located the vehicle approximately 50 metres from the waters edge.”
There was no one inside the vehicle.
“During an ongoing search a male was located by the NSRI rescue swimmers approximately a third of the way from the roadside and it believed that the man had been ejected from the vehicle as it rolled over terrain and down the mountainside,” said the NSRI.
“It was confirmed that the 32-year-old man, believed to be from Johannesburg and now working in Cape Town, was the only occupant of the vehicle.”
The NSRI said the man was found to be conscious and in a stable condition, but suffering head injuries and cuts and bruises. The EMS/AMS Skymed rescue helicopter was dispatched by Metro Control.
He was treated on the scene before he was transported to hospital by EMS ambulance in a stable condition.I.
The SA Police Services, Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services, WC Government Health EMS and CMR (Cape Medical Response)were also at the accident scene.
Police have opened an investigation into the accident.