Vertical rescue: A helicopter crew member is winched to the girl.
Vertical rescue: A helicopter crew member is winched to the girl. Westpac Helicopter

Hurt girl winched off Mt Warning

A 16-YEAR-old girl had to be winched off Mount Warning by helicopter yesterday morning after slipping and falling.

The teenager, believed to have been visiting the area from Queensland, suffered a suspected leg injury about 8.50am, after falling near the halfway mark while climbing down the mountain.

The Tweed District Rescue Squad, Murwillumbah SES and New South Wales Ambulance officers trekked in to assess and assist the teenager.

Rescue squad vice president Graham Benard said the trail was slippery yesterday.

“It took us about an hour or even less to make it up to her,” Mr Benard said.

“From there we assessed her and called in the helicopter.”

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter winched the girl from a pick-up point only 400 metres from where her injury occurred.

She was airlifted to Tweed Hospital.



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