On Friday, August 17, a 61-year-old woman had to be airlifted from near the summit of Mt Warning (Wollumbin) after falling while climbing down the mountain with a relative.
The accident is the fourth on the mountain this year, including two in one week last month.
According to police, the woman fell at around 12.30pm approximately 400 metre from the summit at an area known as the ‘lower chains’.
The fall caused pain, such extreme swelling and soreness to her right ankle that she was unable to continue down the mountain.
The relative contacted emergency services who attended and set up a command post at the car park at the base of the Mountain.
Ambulance, VRA and SES personnel climbed the Mountain to the victim.
She was assessed by Ambulance and the Westpac Lifesaver helicopter was called in and winched the Victim into the helicopter. She was air lifted her to the Uki show ground where she was transferred to an ambulance and taken to Murwillumbah Hospital in a stable condition for treatment.
Around 7.30pm on Saturday night the helicopter was tasked by Aussar to search for a boat after a marine safety beacon was activated about three nautical miles east southeast of Evans Head.
The chopper identified a small fishing boat with three males on board having engine trouble.
Evans Head marine rescue attended and towed the boat back to Evans head where the men where treated for mild hypothermia by paramedics.