Hiker lost hiking back from Kaaterskill Mtn

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Hiker lost hiking back from Kaaterskill Mtn

New postby dave » Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:54 pm

Town of Hunter in Greene County

Wilderness Rescue:
On Nov. 22, Forest Rangers Dawson and Fox responded to a report of a lost hiker in the Kaaterskill Wild Forest. The 22-year-old hiker from Jackson, New Jersey, was hiking with four friends and fell behind the group as they hiked back to their vehicle on the Long Path. At a trail juncture, the subject took the wrong trail out and became lost. He stopped walking when it became dark and called 911 for help. Meanwhile, his friends called DEC's Central Dispatch to report their friend was missing. With the assistance of GPS coordinates, Forest Rangers Dawson and Fox located the hiker approximately 1,000 feet from the trail in heavy fog and rain. The hiker was brought out to the trailhead where he was reunited with his friends and headed home.
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