Rescue chopper called to Mt Warning again

The rescue helicopter winches a 17-year-old male teenager to safety from the Mt Warning track. Photo WRHS

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was called to Mount Warning (Wollumbin) on Saturday (July 14) to rescue a 17-year-old male who had got into trouble on the track.

The teen was reported to have been walking with friends and family when the incident occurred.

It marks the second rescue at the mountain in three weeks, after a 14-year-old boy got into trouble and had to be winched to safety on June 26.

The medical team were dropped onto winch point no: 4, which is just below the summit.

The helicopter critical care medical team stabilsed the teen, who they treated for a suspected leg fracture and transported by helicopter to Tweed Hospital.

On Sunday (July 15) the helicopter was called to a rural property near Mongogarie, west of Casino, following reports that a 60-year-old male rider had suffered severe injuries after falling from his horse.

The man was treated for chest and back injuries and transported to Lismore Base Hospital in a stable condition.

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