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Teen hiker falls to his death

A 17-year-old boy has died after falling from a cliff in Somerset West.

A 17-year-old boy has died after falling from a cliff in Somerset West.

CAPE TOWN - A teenage hiker has died after he fell from a cliff in the Helderberg Nature Reserve in Somerset West.

The incident occurred at the Woodies Walk Track on Thursday.

Emergency services spokesperson Kerri Davids says the 17-year-old boy had initially survived the fall, but died soon after.

"We had a bit of difficulty trying to get to the location. About an hour or so while busy with the search, the person that was busy with the patient, phoned to say he had passed on due to severe injuries."

Emergency services officials are still trying to recover his body.

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