The summit of Mt Warning. The track can be very slippery when muddy and wet.
The summit of Mt Warning. The track can be very slippery when muddy and wet. John Gass

Fall rescue on Mount Warning

A LARGE group of emergency services rescued a woman in her 20s from Mount Warning on the weekend.

Tweed District Rescue Squad duty officer Mal Pearse said they were called to the mountain about 4.30pm on Saturday after reports of a woman with ankle injuries.

He said NSW Ambulance, the State Emergency Service and Rural Fire Service all assisted in extracting the woman, who was about halfway up the mountain.

“We finally got her down to the car park about 9.30pm,” Mr Pearse said.

To complicate matters, it rained throughout the operation, making the steep path difficult to navigate.

“It was a pretty harrowing experience getting her down in the rain,” he said.

Mr Pearse said the woman was descending the mountain at the time of the incident. “Most accidents happen when they’re coming down,” he said.

A NSW Ambulance spokesman said the woman was transported to Tweed Hospital in a stable condition after rescuers trekked 3km to reach her.

The extent of her ankle injuries was not known.

Climbing to the summit of Mt Warning is a popular activity. Pictured here are Michelle Baker and Cam Huth after completing their climb.
Climbing to the summit of Mt Warning is a popular activity. Pictured here are Michelle Baker and Cam Huth after completing their climb. John Gass


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