Hikers lost on Peekamoose

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Hikers lost on Peekamoose

New postby dave » Wed Jun 01, 2016 12:42 pm

Ulster County
Town of Denning
Sundown Wild Forest - Peekamoose Blue Trail


Lost group of hikers: On May 29, 2016 at approximately 8:45 p.m., Ulster County 911 contacted DEC Central Dispatch reporting five lost hikers on the Blue Trail in Peekamoose, Town of Denning, including one adult and four children from Astoria, NY. They began their walk at the Bangle Hill trail head just across the road from Peekamoose "upper field" Camping area and became disoriented when darkness set in. At that time, the 39-year-old adult female contacted Ulster 911, and DEC Forest Rangers responded to the area where they discovered that four NYC Department of Environmental Protection Units and two State Trooper Units were already on scene and had begun hiking into the last location they had for the group. At approximately 10:40 p.m. the rescue team made contact with group and escorted them to the trailhead. The incident concluded at 11:45 p.m.
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