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Search for missing tourist underway

Emergency services are searching for a Canadian tourist who disappeared in the Cederberg Mountains.

Emergency services are searching for a Canadian tourist who disappeared in the Cederberg Mountains. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape Emergency Service rescue teams are searching for a Canadian tourist who went missing while hiking on Nuwerust farm trail in the Cederberg Mountains near Clanwilliam.

In an attempt to find the 60-year-old man, helicopters have also been dispatched to do an aerial search.

EMS spokesperson Keri Davids says they hope to find him soon.

"We've sent a team of five rescuers to search the Cederberg mountain range. They've been out there from about 8am. They haven't picked up any signs of the missing tourist."

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