Medical Event on the Huckleberry Point Trail

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Medical Event on the Huckleberry Point Trail

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Town of Hunter in Greene County

Wilderness Rescue:
On Oct. 11, at 4:20 p.m. hikers called Greene County 911 to request medical assistance for a 70-year-old hiker experiencing a heart-related problem two miles in on the Huckleberry Point Trail. Rangers Dawson, Fox, Gullen, and Assistant Forest Ranger (AFR) France responded, along with Tannersville Rescue and a Greene County paramedic. Tannersville drove the paramedic in by UTV most of the distance, with a short hike at the end to reach the hiker. A Ranger truck was staged a mile in for communication relay and to provide additional resources. The hiker was evaluated by the paramedic and able to walk out to the UTV. The hiker and rescuers were driven out to the Kaaterskill High Peak trailhead where the subject was further evaluated by Hunter ambulance EMS. At 6:45 p.m., the hiker declined further medical attention.
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