In this Monday, Oct. 19, 2009 file photo, an aerial view of Table mountain, left, that form's the back drop of Cape Town city, in Cape Town, South Africa. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam, File)
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In a dramatic overnight operation, emergency responders early Tuesday descended on ropes from a cable car on South Africa's Table Mountain to recover the bodies of two male climbers, including a Japanese citizen, who died after falling from a cliff.A rescue helicopter flew to the area, but Wilderness Search and Rescue members concluded that it would be easier to reach the climbers by lowering themselves on ropes from an opening in the floor of a cable car positioned above the accident site. After determining that two climbers were dead, they transferred the injured survivor to a harness that was raised into the cable car, said Marais, who was not at the scene.
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