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Hiker Standed on Friday Mountain due to ice

New postPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:31 pm
by dave
Town of Shandaken in Ulster County

Wilderness Search: At approximately 3:30 p.m. on March 17, DEC Central Dispatch received a call from Ulster County 911 regarding a stranded male hiker on Friday Mountain in the town of Shandaken. The hiker reportedly was having difficulty descending the mountain due to steep, icy terrain. The 59-year-old from New Windsor became disoriented and lost the trail. Under the direction of Lt. Robert Morse, Rangers Kevin Slade, Patrick Lee, Lincoln Hanno, Russel Martin, and Robert Stratton responded to the subject's location. The coordinates were unreliable, however, hampering search efforts. With nightfall approaching, Rangers contacted State Police Aviation out of Newburgh to assist in locating the subject. At 7:24 p.m., Rangers Stratton and Lee located the subject and escorted him back to the trailhead.