Man with Hypothermia

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Man with Hypothermia

New postby dave » Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:36 pm

Town of Shandaken in Ulster County

Wilderness Rescue: On Feb. 28 at 3 p.m., a 39-year-old man from Brooklyn left Woodland Valley Campground and headed to Giant Ledge when he decided to stay the night because it was getting dark. At 6 a.m. the next morning, a hiker exited his tent to watch the sunrise when he noticed the man, who was extremely cold and had no feeling in his hands or feet. The hiker and his hiking partner put the man in their tent and covered him with their down sleeping bag before calling 911. Ulster County 911 dispatched the Big Indian Fire Department and Shandaken paramedics to the scene. The Fire Department requested Forest Ranger assistance and Ranger Erik Stratton arrived on scene at approximately 9 a.m., hiking in with six firefighters. Forest Ranger Stratton continued to warm the man while Forest Ranger Richard Franke, Jr. made his way with an additional firefighter and a UTV from the Claryville Fire Department. At approximately 11 a.m., the man warmed up enough to walk to the awaiting UTV, which transported him to an ambulance. EMS evaluated the man at the scene, but he refused further medical treatment and was released.
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