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Hiker injured near Layman's Monument

New postPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:43 pm
by dave
Town of Hunter of Greene County
Wildland Rescue: On June 9 at approximately 1 p.m., Greene County Dispatch received a report of an injured 39-year-old female hiker from Oakville, Conn., on the blue trail near Kaaterskill Falls. Forest Rangers Christine Nelson, Katherine Fox, and Chris DiCintio responded, along with Assistant Forest Rangers Leslie Green and Aaron France. Haines Falls Fire Department, Tannersville Rescue Squad, and a Windham Ambulance also responded. The hiker reportedly injured her ankle near Layman's Monument after taking a misplaced step on a rock. The Forest Rangers provided initial patient care and splinted the hiker's ankle. Rescue personnel and Rangers then packaged her into a litter. The Rangers then carried the hiker to a waiting off-road utility vehicle and driven to South Lake. The injured hiker was evaluated by EMS personnel. She declined transport by ambulance to seek further treatment on her own.