People planning to climb Wollumbin (Mount Warning) are being urged to go prepared after two needless rescues took place over the Easter holidays.
Around 5pm yesterday (March 28) the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was tasked to the summit and winch a dehydrated walker to safety.
The man was stabilised and airlifted to Lismore Base Hospital.
Members of the Tweed District Rescue Squad earlier had to perform a rescue on the mountain and captain Mal Pearse said it was frustrating when people who attempted the climb weren’t ‘prepared for the task’.
‘We’ve had people go up there wearing thongs, no lighting,’ he told ABC radio.
People [who] haven’t allowed enough time and they get stuck up there because they haven’t got any torches to come back down. Little things like that are very frustrating,’ he said.