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A Canadian tourist was allegedly assaulted and robbed along the walkway beneath the Dolphin's Point lookout point in Wilderness. The incident reportedly happened on Monday 4 November.
Mediclinic George confirmed that the woman had been admitted on Monday and had undergone an operation before being discharged today, Tuesday 5 November. The hospital did not want to divulge any more information.
The woman was apparently part of a tour group which left the area today.
No further details about the assault are available at this point. The Wilderness police station said that no charge has been laid. Information from George Police is being awaited.
An upset Wilderness resident who did not want to be identified, said several similar incidents have recently occurred in Wilderness. The walkway beneath the lookout point is especially dangerous. He said there have been several other recent incidents along the railway track between Dolphin's Point and Wilderness, near the Caltex filling station, and in the main street of the village where people have been robbed of their cellphones.
"The situation is slipping. We need more police presence. Something has to be done. It is bad for tourism and this area's economy is heavily dependent on visitors' spend," he said.
Comment from the tourism department and George Municipality is being awaited.
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