Streaming issues? Report here
Refilwe Moloto 2019 1500 BW Refilwe Moloto 2019 1500 BW
Breakfast with Refilwe Moloto
06:00 - 09:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: Today with Kieno Kammies
See full line-up
Breakfast with Refilwe Moloto
06:00 - 09:00
Home
arrow_forward
Local

Body found on Table Mountain matching description of missing trail runner

8 July 2020 3:50 PM
Tags:
Table Mountain
Helicopter
Wilderness Search and Rescue
Body found on Table Mountain
trail runner
missing trail runner
Ken Stephen

A body has been discovered on Table Mountain fitting the description of Cape Town trail runner Ken Stephen.

The Wilderness Search and Rescue (WSAR) confirmed the news to CapeTalk on Wednesday afternoon.

RELATED: No trace of CT trail runner who went missing along Table Mountain

The body was spotted by a private helicopter on the mountain slopes below Africa Face on the front of Table Mountain, according to WSAR spokesperson Johan Marais.

Marais says a rescue helicopter with paramedics on board is expected to arrive on the scene shortly after 3pm.

He says search and rescue teams are awaiting official confirmation once the paramedics examine the body.

We're all waiting on the official identification and verdict on whether the person is alive or not. We don't even know that as yet.

Johan Marais, Spokesperson - Wilderness Search and Rescue

The crew of a private helicopter that was engaged by the missing person's father spotted the body of a person wearing similar clothes to the description we had.

Johan Marais, Spokesperson - Wilderness Search and Rescue

The helicopter is en route. It should insert a paramedic and members of the forensic services... at which time the findings will be able to be confirmed.

Johan Marais, Spokesperson - Wilderness Search and Rescue

Listen to the update on Afternoon Drive on John Maytham:


8 July 2020 3:50 PM
Tags:
Table Mountain
Helicopter
Wilderness Search and Rescue
Body found on Table Mountain
trail runner
missing trail runner
Ken Stephen

More from Local

traffic-officer-cape-town-ewnjpg

City of Cape Town demand SAPS speed up probe into killing of traffic officer

9 August 2020 12:07 PM

46-year-old Deon Sampson died, after being run over and dragged along by a taxi during a roadblock in Khayelitsha.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

zari-hassan-image-supplied-by-zari-hassanpng

Zari 'the boss lady' Hassan opens up about her life, inspirations and success

9 August 2020 11:22 AM

Businesswoman and social media influencer Zari Hassan scooped the One Africa award for Social Media and Business Innovation.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

plumbing pipework 123rf

Young Cape Town women from challenging backgrounds learn to become plumbers

9 August 2020 8:51 AM

Local sanitaryware brand, Cobra, is equipping young women with useful plumbing skills that will make them more employable.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

red-bus-city-sightseeing-day-tours

Cape Town's 'Red Bus' tours get back into gear

8 August 2020 3:08 PM

The Mother City's unique sightseeing experience has officially resumed.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

whatsapp-message-cellphone-mobile-app-screen-social-media-data-internet-123rf

New WhatsApp feature to help users sniff out fake news from forwarded messages

8 August 2020 1:57 PM

WhatsApp has launched a new feature that gives users the ability to cross-check those "viral" messages forwarded on the chat platform.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

braden-cannoojpg

Over R65,000 raised for family of slain CT waiter

8 August 2020 10:45 AM

Donors have helped raise more than R65,000 towards supporting the family of Braden Cannoo as they prepare for his funeral.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

st-james-beachjpg

St James beach huts gutted in overnight blaze

8 August 2020 9:42 AM

Several colourful bathing boxes were destroyed in a fire at St James beach, along the False Bay coast.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

190715-winde-edjpg

[WATCH] Alcohol sales should be allowed in the Western Cape, says Premier Winde

7 August 2020 6:28 PM

Premier Alan Winde says he's pushing for the alcohol ban to be lifted in the province.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

no-smoking-sign-prohibition-cigarette-ban-tobacco-products-illicit-trade-123rf

Judgment reserved in tobacco case, lawyer says it's headed to the SCA either way

7 August 2020 5:42 PM

Judgment has been reserved in the lastest major court challenge of the ban on the sale of tobacco products.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

liquor-sales-alcohol-beer-booze-drinking-consumption-drinks-bottles-123rf

Provincial leaders discuss possibility of exempting Western Cape from booze ban

7 August 2020 3:29 PM

Premier Alan Winde has been locked in a meeting with his provincial Cabinet discussing a differentiated approach to the alcohol ban in the province.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward