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Exhausted Hiker on the Escarpment Trail

New postPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:48 pm
by dave
Town of Jewett in Greene County

Wilderness Rescue:
On Aug. 24 at 3:50 p.m., Forest Rangers received a call from DEC's North South Lake Campground regarding a hiker suffering from possible heat exhaustion on the Escarpment Trail in the Windham-Blackhead Wilderness Area. Forest Rangers Dawson and Fox responded to assist, hiking 2.8 miles to the subject's location. After Rangers provided the 26-year-old man from Forest Hills with food and water, he was able to slowly hike back out to the Schutt Road parking area to his vehicle. The incident concluded at 9 p.m.