Hiker falls of ledge on Escarpment Trail

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Hiker falls of ledge on Escarpment Trail

New postby dave » Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:05 pm

Rescue in the Town of Catskill in Greene County

Rescue: On Sept. 23, a married couple were hiking on the Escarpment Trail back to their vehicle at the North Lake parking area in North-South Lake Campground when the husband stopped on the trail near a cliff edge to wait for his wife to rejoin him. As the woman hiked toward him, she saw him lose his balance and fall backwards off the cliff. The man fell approximately 10 feet landing on his head and back. Greene County 911 Center notified responding units. Rangers coordinated with Haines Falls VFD personnel and a Green County paramedic to organize a response. The injured man was located a quarter-mile in on the Escarpment Trail. He was then packaged in a litter and carried out to an awaiting medical transport helicopter at the North Lake trailhead and flown to Albany Medical Center Hospital for further medical care.

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