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A British tourist slipped and fell during a hike along the Southern Cape's Otter Trail

At 13h10, Monday, 27 February, NSRI Oyster Bay and NSRI Storms River were activated following reports of a lady injured while hiking on the Otter Trail, at the waterfall West of Storms River Mouth, Tsitsikamma National Park.

On a hike with her husband the female British tourist reportedly slipped and fell sustaining injuries. Hikers passing by the couple had raised the alarm after hiking further along the hiking trail to get a cellphone signal.

SA National Park rangers, NSRI Storms River crew, NSRI Oyster Bay crew and Private Care ambulance services activated.

WC Government Health EMS were placed on alert and the EMS/AMS Skymed rescue helicopter was activated by EMS Metro Control.

On arrival on the scene medical treatment was commenced for serious injuries the lady had sustained in a fall. The patient was stabilized and prepared to be extricated from the barely accessible terrain.

In the care of paramedics the rescue helicopter airlifted the female to a landing zone where she was transferred into an ambulance and transported to hospital in a serious but stable condition where she is recovering with ongoing medical treatment.

The swift response is commended.

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