Our section runs a very active search & rescue team that trains every second Wednesday night and every second month on a weekend with other rescue teams.
The training focuses on patient location, packaging and extraction; technical rope rigging (physics involved and practical implementation); navigation and radio communication.
Besides us there are many other volunteer groups in the Western Cape that play a vital role in wilderness/mountain search and rescue. The umbrella body of these groups is WSAR, a subsection of METRO, the governmental institution for medical emergency operations.
Find information about Search & Rescue on national level here on the MCSA’s main website, including emergency numbers in other provinces.