Man dies after fall on Table Mountain

The man reportedly fell from Maclear's Beacon, the highest point on the mountain.

FILE: A cable car carries passengers to Table Mountain in the City's Aerial Cableway. Picture: Wikimedia Commons.

CAPE TOWN - A man fell to his death from Table Mountain on Monday morning.

An operation is underway to retrieve the body from the mountain.

The identity of the man is still unknown.

Wilderness Search and Rescue spokesperson Johann Marais says: “At about 11:45 we had a call from a person who witnessed someone falling from Maclear’s Beacon. The body fell quite close to the Platteklip footpath.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)