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Injury at Kaaterskill Falls

New postPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:29 pm
by dave
On July 13, 2019, Saturday morning, the fire department was called for a rope extraction of a 29-year-old who was injured.

From the DEC:
On July 13 at 10:30 a.m., Greene County 911 transferred a call to Central Dispatch from a hiker at the Kaaterskill Wild Forest who suffered an unstable left ankle injury while walking on the rocks in the middle pool of Kaaterskill Falls. Two Assistant Forest Rangers provided patient care and splint the injured ankle. Forest Rangers Robert Dawson, Jeff Breigle, Jason Seeley, and Katherine Fox responded with the Twin Clove Rescue Team and Hunter Police Department. The 28-year-old hiker from Addison Place, New Jersey, was placed in a litter equipped with a rescue wheel and carried out to the Rt. 23A trailhead to an awaiting ambulance. The hiker was transported to a local hospital for additional care. All resources were clear of the scene by 12:15 p.m.