Several tourists have been left stranded on Table Mountain following a climbing incident involving three people, Wilderness Search and Rescue (WSAR) said on Monday evening.

WSAR spokesperson Johann Marais said the Table Mountain Cable Car is being used in the rescue operation of two climbers dangling from ropes on Arrow Final of the mountain.

“A third person also on a controlled rope is administering CPR to one of the persons,” Marais said.

“With the cable car being used as a rescue vehicle, people cannot take the cable car down.”

The men are dangling from ropes below the upper cable station at least 150 metres down.

Marais said 20 officials have been deployed to scene for the rescue operation.