Heavy EMS presence at Cape Point helicopter crash

The chopper went down in mountainous terrain while water bombing the area after a fire flare-up.

FILE: A chopper in Cape Town deployed to fight the fire. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN

CAPE TOWN - There is still a heavy presence of emergency personnel at Cape Point where a helicopter pilot died in a crash earlier today.

The chopper went down in mountainous terrain while water bombing the area after a fire flare-up.

Visitors are allowed to enter the Cape Point National Park but all access to the crash site has been barred.

Officials have cordoned off all side roads leading the affected area.

ER24 has confirmed the pilot died in the crash.

Meanwhile the blaze raging in the area is under control but not yet extinguished.

Firefighters will continue to monitor a number of hot spots on the South Peninsula following a runaway fire that engulfed much of the region this week.

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