Death at Paarl Rocks

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Silly Billy
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Death at Paarl Rocks

Postby Silly Billy » Tue Jul 17, 2007 3:12 pm

Does anybody have any info on what happened? went there on holiday adn saw some choppers flying around on my last day. My friend in Paarl phoned and told us the dreadful news :cry:

Iain
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Postby Iain » Wed Jul 18, 2007 9:50 am

Lourens Dahms (17) had an argument with his girlfriend on Sunday afternoon and walked up the mountain to clear his head. At 9pm he phoned to his girlfriend from Paarl Rock, apparently she heard the cell phone fall.
The search party found the smashed cell phone and one shoe downslope from the Eurovision area. His body was in the Vietnam / Absence of compassion chimney.

On behalf of the climbing community, condolences to his family.

Silly Billy
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Postby Silly Billy » Tue Jul 24, 2007 12:49 pm

Thanks a lot Iain

Condolences to the friend and family

SouthAfricanMan
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Postby SouthAfricanMan » Fri Jul 27, 2007 9:05 am

I heard about this today while in Paarl. Did he commit suicide or was it an accident.

may he rest in peace.

Iain
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Postby Iain » Fri Jul 27, 2007 12:49 pm

That is the object of the police inquest.
Inspiration exists, but it must find you working. – Pablo Picasso

GBM
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Accident

Postby GBM » Fri Jul 27, 2007 3:52 pm

My understanding from a local source is that it was an accident. Condolences to all that have lost a loved one on the mountains.


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