Seven-year-old rescued on Mount Warning

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Photo credit: Tweed Rescue Squad

TWEED POLICE and emergency services were called to Mount Warning at about 10.30am on Saturday, October 15, after a 7-year-old girl accidentally fell down a 10 metre escarpment.

A police media statement said the girl was walking on the track with her father, when another group of walkers approached.

The girl moved to the edge of the track and lost her footing, falling down an escarpment about 10 metres or more high.

As a result she suffered a fractured arm and other injuries. Westpac Lifesaver 4 helicopter winched a doctor and Paramedic to treat her.

The injured girl was winched from the scene and flown to Gold Coast University Hospital for treatment. She is believed to be in a stable condition.

Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched and were able to winch down a doctor and paramedic who began treating the patient and provided sit-reps to the command post whilst ground crews began walking up carrying specialised roping equipment.

On arrival at the location TDRS members assisted the medical team in the safe recovery of the patient up a steep, rocky and dense embankment.

The patient was then airlifted to Gold Coast University Hospital.

Tweed District Rescue Squad said they would like to thank the members of the public that assisted moments after the incident and also assisted with manpower during the recovery.

Photo credit: Tweed Rescue Squad
Photo credit: Tweed Rescue Squad