At 16h17 on Sunday 10 July 2011 our NSRI Kommetjie volunteer duty crew were called out following reports that a vehicle had plunged off Chapmans Peak on the Noordhoek side of Chapmans Peak Drive.
Cape Medical Response, Metro EMS, the SA Police Services, Law Enforcement, the Metro Red Cross AMS helicopter and Cape Town Traffic Services responded. As the vehicle was lying far below the roadway on rocks, 10 meters from the shores edge, our NSRI Kommetjie volunteer duty crew launched their Discovery Rescue Runner and the Spirit of Winelands.
NSRI medics were rushed to the scene. Edwin Scholtz,69, was found in the vehicle and treated for lacerations, a fractured tibia and fibula, immobilized and secured onto a stretcher for protection for any possible cervical spinal injuries, and treated for shock.
He was in a stable but serious condition when he was airlifted up to Chapman’s Peak Drive by the Metro Red Cross AMS helicopter.
Mr Scholtz has sadly passed away in hospital. Our sincere condolences to the family.