Good Samaritans rescue injured woman from Table Top

A WOMAN who rolled her ankle summiting Table Top Mountain wants to thank the two men who helped carry her back to safety after an unfortunate fall.

Tiona Pemberton fell on the loose gravel section about three-quarters to the top of the popular walking trek on Saturday morning.

"It's not my first time (climbing the mountain) so I couldn't claim it on a rookie mistake," she said.

"A couple of my girlfriends and I thought we'd get up early and do a refreshing hike up Table Top.

"I was faring pretty well and about three-quarters of the way up, on the gravel part just before you get to the climb just before the top, I thought I would run it.

Tiona Pemberton (middle) with Nathan and his partner.
Tiona Pemberton (middle) with Nathan and his partner. Contributed

"That was where the poor decision was made."

Ms Pemberton said she heard a crack and "freaked out" when she fell, and quickly found she had severely hurt her ankle.

"We were all kind of brain storming whether or not we needed a chopper when some kind good Samaritans offered to carry me down the mountain," she said.

"They're heroes, honestly."

While she didn't catch their surnames, Ms Pemberton said the two men were Adam and Nathan.

Adam, she said, carried her on his back over what is known as the Camel's Hump and to the first look-out area at the beginning of the climb.

Tiona Pemberton with Adam.
Tiona Pemberton with Adam. Contributed

It is understood Adam was training for a trek through the Swiss Alps and had set out on hike with a weighted back-pack before coming to Ms Pemberton's aid.

The second hiker, Nathan who was with his girlfriend, helped carry Ms Pemberton back to the car.

She was then taken to Toowoomba Hospital where her ankle was scanned.

She said doctors believed could possibly have a hairline fracture.

Adam carries Tiona Pemberton through the arduous Camel's Hump section of the Table Top Mountain climb.
Adam carries Tiona Pemberton through the arduous Camel's Hump section of the Table Top Mountain climb. Contributed

"I'd love to give a big thank you to people who go out of their way to help someone not having the best time," Ms Pemberton said.

"They didn't have to do that - that made their hike a lot more arduous."



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