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Update - man missing near Cradock Peak

A massive search and rescue operation is currently underway for a man who went missing near Cradock Peak in George on Tuesday 30 January 2018.

The man is one of three men who went missing near Cradock Peak in George on Tuesday 30 January 2018 after thick mist and rain prevented them from finding their way home.

Two of the men were found unharmed on 31 January where they were they were hiding from the elements. The third person decided to try and make his way down the mountain in order to get help.

The search for the last of the three men had to be suspended due to bad light and declining weather conditions on Wednesday.

A spokesperson from Eden911 told The Wild News that the search was intensified on Thursday morning 1 February 2018.

Approximately 50 people are taking part in a ground search with the help of four sniffer dogs. Aerial support in the form of the AMS EMS helicopter as well as a private helicopter was also called in and will assist ground crews in locating the missing person.

The following entities are included in the search and rescue effort:

• Two helicopters (AMS and Private).
• Metro Rescue George.
• Metro Rescue Oudtshoorn.
• Metro Rescue Knysna.
• Eden911.
• Oudtshoorn K9 Unit.
• Knysna K9 Unit.
• George K9 Unit.
• George Fire Department.
• Eden Fire Department.
• Working On Fire (WOF).
• Working On Water (WOW).
• Firstcare Wild Fire Support.
• Forensic George.
• Eden Lions Club.
• George Lions.
• Lions Alert Team.

Read previous article here: Missing men near Cradock Peak in George


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