Mountain rescue team runs through their emergency procedure

The Wilderness search and rescue: Mountain Club says the period between November and March is often their busiest time for rescue operations.

On average, they attend to at least 160 rescue missions a year.

During the festive and summer period, they attend to more call outs.

021 937 0300 is the number to dial to get their assistance during an emergency situation around the Western Cape's mountainous areas.

The Wilderness search and rescue's Brent Jennings and David Nel unpack how they handle various incidents and how they collaborate with other teams such metro EMS crews, Saps, SanParks and others.

Take a listen to them run through their emergency procedure:


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