Two people were rescued from Mount Warning on Sunday after suffering ankle injuries.
Two people were rescued from Mount Warning on Sunday after suffering ankle injuries. Source: Tweed District Rescue Squad

Two rescued from Mount Warning in one day

TWO people were rescued from Mount Warning within twelve hours at the weekend.

Tweed District Rescue Squad captain Rhett Murray was involved with both incidents.

He said about 10am Sunday a woman in her 30s was stuck halfway up the track with an injured ankle.

About 2pm, an 11-year-old girl was injured around the same spot.

Mr Murray said their volunteers, along with the SES, NSW Ambulance and police had to trek up the mountain both times to extract the patients.

He said it was a big workout for their volunteers.

"They're fairly fit and we've got some experienced mountain walkers," Mr Murray said.

"They go up first, they race up the mountain.

"They're our front line for land searches."

Mr Murray urged anyone climbing the mountain to wear appropriate footwear, take a medical kit, have some form of communication and a walking companion.

He said the girl and woman injured on Sunday were both with other people and were on the path when they were injured.

While fractures were suspected at the time, he said the full extent of their injuries was not known.



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