Climbers must take care.
Climbers must take care.

Call for climbing care

EMERGENCY services have renewed their plea for hikers to take care on Mount Warning, after the third 000 call for an injured walker within weeks.

Tweed District Rescue Squad spokesman Jamie Stoddart said a significant rescue troupe turned out to help an injured walker on Tuesday, after a 000 call was made.

Mr Stoddart said when rescue crews arrived and began the ascent, there was no sign of an injured person.

"It takes a lot of resources to rescue someone who's been injured on the mountain," he said.

He said on Tuesday night, emergency services attempted to call the informant back, but the phone continually rang out.

NSW Ambulance said the 20-year-old female fell and rolled her ankle on a walking track.

With a dozen people rescued from Mount Warning each year, Mr Stoddart said it was important for hikers to be appropriately prepared for their climb of the mountain.

"Be prepared to go up the mountain," he said.

He said rescuers had seen everything from thongs to stilettos on the track, but said hiking injuries were no laughing matter.



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