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Hiker stuck on Tremper Mountain

New postPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:16 pm
by dave
Town of Shandaken in Ulster County

Search: On Dec. 1, a 66-year-old man hiking Mt. Tremper began to panic due to impending darkness. The man called his brother, who in turn called DEC Central Dispatch. Dispatch transferred the call to Ranger Kenneth Gierloff, who spoke to the lost hiker. The hiker stated he felt as though he would get lost and hurt if he tried to navigate down the mountain on his own due to darkness and lack of proper equipment. Due to the hiker's anxiety, additional Rangers were called in to aid the search. At 7:20 p.m., the Rangers located the hiker and gave him hand warmers. Rangers assisted him down the mountain and he refused further medical care. All were clear of the scene by 9:50 p.m.