Kaaterskill Falls Region - Broken Leg

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Kaaterskill Falls Region - Broken Leg

New postby dave » Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:29 pm

On the afternoon of October 6, 2018 a 57-year-old-woman was hiking around the Kaaterskill Falls region and fell and broker her leg. EMS, police, and SAR were dispatched to the area. It took several hours to extract her from the woods. She was then transported to the hospital.

More information to follow.

From the DEC Forest Rangers:

Town of Hunter in Greene County - Rescue: At 2:10 p.m. on Oct. 6, Forest Rangers received a report of a 67-year-old female hiker who suffered an unstable lower leg injury while hiking from Kaaterskill Falls to the Rte. 23A Trailhead. The hiker tripped on the trail and family members flagged down an ambulance for assistance. Forest Ranger Rob Dawson went into woods with first responders. The hiker was extricated using rope rescue systems and transported via ambulance to Columbia Memorial Hospital.
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