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Heat Exhaustion on Giant Ledge

New postPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:57 pm
by dave
Town of Shandaken in Ulster County

Wilderness Rescue: On July 26 at 3:40 p.m., Forest Ranger Martin overheard a call for an injured hiker on Giant's Ledge. Ranger Martin arrived on scene with Shandaken EMS and Big Indian Fire Department. The Chief of the Big Indian Fire Department reported a hiker suffering from heat stroke approximately five miles up the blue trail. At 4:05 p.m., Ranger Martin entered the woods hiking toward Giant's Ledge from the CR 47 parking area. At 4:55 p.m., the Ranger located the ill hiker and his partner near the corner of Giant's Ledge and Panther Mountain. The 42-year-old hiker from Ulster Park was dehydrated and suffering from severe cramping. After receiving water and food, the group hiked out to a waiting UTV on the Winnisook Trail and transported out.