Hiker exhauted on the Devil's Path

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Hiker exhauted on the Devil's Path

New postby dave » Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:37 pm

Town of Hunter in Greene County

Wilderness Rescue: On March 10, at approximately 8 p.m., 10 Forest Rangers were dispatched to the Devil's Path for an injured male hiker that was 2.5 miles from the Spruceton trailhead. A hiking party reported that one of the hikers could no longer walk due to dehydration, mild hypothermia, and severe cramping. Rangers hiked into their location where they warmed, hydrated, and fed the group. Two of the hikers were able to hike back out to the trailhead with assistance but the third hiker was unable to continue. Forest Rangers hydro-wrapped the 26-year-old man from Brooklyn, and placed him into a SKED stretcher before carrying him down the mountain. The Lexington Fire Department met Rangers at a trail intersection and transported the injured hiker the remaining mile to the trailhead using a UTV. The Ashland Ambulance took the hiker to a local hospital for treatment. Rangers were clear from the woods at 8:30 a.m. the following morning.
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