Hiker injured on the Southern Escarpment Trail

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Hiker injured on the Southern Escarpment Trail

New postby dave » Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:58 pm

Escaprment Trail in Town of Hunter in Greene County

Wilderness Rescue:
On August 18 at 2:15 p.m., DEC's Central Dispatch received word that a 72-year-old hiker from East Hills had suffered an unstable lower leg injury on the Escarpment Trail, south of Sunset Rock. Forest Rangers Breigle, Dawson, Fox, Assistant Forest Ranger France, and members of the Haines Falls Fire Department, Tannersville Rescue Squad, and a Greene County Paramedic responded to assist. Once on scene, Forest Rangers hiked in and located the injured hiker less than a mile from the trailhead. The Rangers splinted the woman's ankle, packaged her in a Stokes basket with a rescue wheel, and carried her out to the trailhead using rope rescue techniques. After being brought out to North/South Lake Campground at 5:10 p.m., the hiker was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment.

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