Authorities confirmed that another vehicle plunged down the Voëlklip Road cliffside at ‘Hansie se Bank’ near Herolds Bay on Saturday, 20 February 2021. Here’s what we know

Voëlklip accident – 20 February 2021

As reported by Cape Town Etc, a white Mazda went over a cliff at approximately 18:45 on Saturday, in the same spot where a mother and her daughter were killed back in January.

Southern Cape police spokesperson Sargeant Chris Spies confirmed that emergency services are conducting a search and rescue operation in the area. Spies couldn’t share any other information at this stage.

According to the George Herald, there were reportedly two occupants in the vehicle.

Yet another car has crashed down the cliff face at Hansie se Bank, at Voëlklip near Herolds Bay. The police and…

Posted by George Herald on Saturday, 20 February 2021

This is a developing story, more to follow.

VOËLKLIP ROAD: CLIFFS OF DEATH

Herold’s Bay is a settlement of the Garden Route District Municipality in the Western Cape; and Voëlklip Road is notorious for motor vehicle accidents and deaths over the past several years.

In 2015, a 38-year-old man was swept off the rocks while fishing. A few days later, three students died when their vehicle plunged off the cliff; only two bodies were found.

Later that year, 15-year-old Josh Allpass and 14-year-old Warren Dickson were also swept away while fishing. In 2016, a 62-year-old man died when his vehicle went over the cliffs.

Then in October 2019, Heidi Scheepers and her two children fell from the viewpoint in their car at the exact spot where three teenagers plunged down in 2015. Later that year, the cliffs claimed a 52-year-old woman as well.

A man believed to be in his 40s was killed when his car plunged down the cliff on Voëlklip Road on Wednesday 29 January 2020. The Red Cross AMS helicopter was called to the scene to airlift the body to the roadside.

Also read: Voëlklip tragedy: ‘Mom didn’t want to live anymore’, says survivor

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Presh JM Reporter

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