Hiker injured on Sugarloaf Mountain

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Hiker injured on Sugarloaf Mountain

New postby dave » Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:47 pm

Town of Hunter in Greene County

Wilderness Rescue: On March 9 at 4:38 p.m., DEC's Central Dispatch received a call reporting a 73-year-old female hiker from West Park with a head and leg injury while hiking on the trail between Twin and Sugarloaf mountains. A group of five hikers from the 3500 Club began their hike at approximately 9 a.m. at Mink Hollow and proceeded to the plateau summit; four hikers then continued on Devil's Path over Sugarloaf Mountain. On the eastern descent near Pecoy Notch, the woman slipped on ice and fell. While two people hiked out to call for help, the woman and her husband continued down the Pecoy Notch trail. Forest Ranger Rob Dawson proceeded in at the Roaring Kill trailhead with rescue gear and located the woman at 6:30 p.m., approximately 1.3 miles from the trailhead. Ranger Dawson provided medical care and determined the woman had a stable right leg injury and right shoulder pain. While the woman was assisted further down the trail, Forest Rangers Jason Seeley, Katie Fox, Stephen Ellis, and Christine Nelson proceeded in with a Stokes litter. The woman continued walking out until approximately 0.75 miles from the trailhead and could not continue from there. She was packaged into the litter and a wheel was attached. Rangers Steven Jackson and John Gullen arrived to assist with the carryout and wheeled the woman out to Roaring Kill Road at 9:30 p.m. She declined further treatment, saying she would follow up with a doctor the next day.

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