Bushwalkers rescued during storm from Wollumbin / Mt Warning

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TWEED POLICE have urged bushwalkers attempting Wollumbin / Mt Warning to do their research after two people called for help on the mountain at 9pm on Friday, January 20.

The climbers had attempted the six-hour round trip at night when a forecast storm was bearing down on the mountain.

Police said the pair had attempted the mountain well after the safe times and during heavy rain and poor lighting which made it to dangerous for the bushwalkers to climb down the mountain.

Police said the bushwalkers called for assistance and were later rescued with the assistance of Police, SES and Tweed District Rescue Squad.

“The bushwalkers were safely escorted to car park arriving at midnight suffering from minor cuts and exhaustion,” the statement reads.

“Please read and follow the warning/information signs posted at the Mt Warning car park and on the internet for the best times/conditions to undertake the walk safely,” the police statement wrote to the media said.

Information from “Visit NSW” states that: “Wollumbin is a sacred place of great significance to the people of the Bundjalung Nation. Under Bundjalung law, only certain people can climb Wollumbin, so consider choosing to respect their heritage.”

 

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