RESCUE on the mountain: A Westpac Rescue helicopter doctor and paramedic are treating an injured man with a suspected broken leg just below the summit of Mt Warning.
RESCUE on the mountain: A Westpac Rescue helicopter doctor and paramedic are treating an injured man with a suspected broken leg just below the summit of Mt Warning. Roger Fry

Rescue Helicopter winches team on to Mt Warning

UPDATE 3.10pm: AN injured climber has been identified as a 17-year-old male who was climbing Mt Warning with family and friends this morning when he slipped on the chain at the final summit.

The Westpac Rescue helicopter was called at 9 oclock and winched a doctor and paramedic team to Winch Point 4, just below the summit.

The man was assessed by the team who treated him for suspected leg and pelvis fractures.

He was stretcher winched back into the aircraft and was transferred to Tweed Heads District Hospital.

 

A RESCUE team was winched to an area below the summit of Mt Warning to treat a male climber with a suspected broken leg at 9 o'clock this morning.

A Westpac Rescue helicopter doctor and paramedic were winched into Winch Point 4, just below the summit, to treat the man who fell from the chain at the peak of the mountain.

A Westpac Rescue helicopter spokesperson said the there have been no details released as to the man's identity or age but he will be transferred to either Tweed Heads Hospital or Gold Coast University Hospital depending on the severity of his injuries.

Many walkers attempt to summit the mountain in the early hours to watch the sun rise over the ocean. Conditions were perfect for a dawn climb this morning because of the low wind and cloudless skies.