A MAN has been taken to hospital after breaking his leg while trying to climb to the top of Mount Warning to watch the sun rise over the ocean.
The Westpac Rescue helicopter was dispatched to the extinct Tweed Volcano about 8am on Saturday.
The chopper was used to winch a doctor and paramedic into Winch Point 4, just below the summit, to treat the man.
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It’s understood the man fell while using the chain to climb the rock face to reach the peak of the mountain.
The man was expected to be taken to either the Gold Coast University Hospital or Tweed Hospital once he was extracted, depending on the severity of his injuries.
The man’s age was not immediately known.
Conditions were perfect for the dawn climb on Saturday, with no wind and clear skies.
The Westpac Life Ssver Rescue Helicopter has called out to an incident on Mt Warning.
The Rescue Helicopter is conducting a winch at the present time.
— Helirescue (@helirescue) July 13, 2018
Mt Warning was one big volcano. All these surrounding mountains were its ancient flanks… pic.twitter.com/pDhVszZrSx
— Ben Schulz (@bnschlz) July 13, 2018