Hiker injured at Kaaterskill Falls

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Hiker injured at Kaaterskill Falls

New postby dave » Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:34 am

Town of Hunter in Greene County

On August 20, Greene County 911 center contacted DEC Central Office Dispatch to report a 52-year-old female hiker at Katterskill Falls had slipped from a standing position. The women sustained a laceration to her head and temporarily lost consciousness prior to Forest Ranger arrival. Three Forest Rangers and an Assistant Forest Ranger responded along with local fire department personnel. The woman's injuries were assessed and treated in the field. With the aid of Rangers and volunteer rescue personnel, the woman walked out of the woods to a waiting Hunter Ambulance crew on State Route 23A. The subject was transported to Albany Medical Center for further treatment.

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Re: Hiker injured at Kaaterskill Falls

New postby Andrew » Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:35 am

It's quite amazing to think about how much pure happenstance can be the difference between a non-eventful day outdoors, and significant injury or death. Out of the thousands, if not not tens of thousands of steps you take on a hike, how many come within an inch - over the same benign looking ground - of a slip, fall, and injury?
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Re: Hiker injured at Kaaterskill Falls

New postby mtnclimber » Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:26 pm

The trail up to the Falls is often slippery and wet. But, often times people are hurt or killed by doing foolish stuff. Or, not knowing about the dangers of waterfalls.
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