Hiker Injury at Kaaterskill Falls

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Hiker Injury at Kaaterskill Falls

New postby dave » Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:40 pm

Town of Hunter in Greene County

Wilderness Rescue:
On Oct. 21 at 11:20 a.m., Greene County 911 transferred a call to DEC's Central Dispatch reporting a 62-year-old man passed out while hiking to the middle pool area of Kaaterskill Falls. Forest Ranger Gullen responded to assist and made phone contact with the hiker's wife while en route. She indicated her husband had preexisting medical conditions and would need assistance getting out of the woods. Ranger Gullen located the hiker and his wife and provided him with water and food. After a short rest, it was determined the man was well enough to continue the hike out of the woods. At 1:30 p.m., the group reached Ranger Gullen's vehicle and he provided the hiker and his wife a courtesy ride back to their vehicle in the Laurel House parking area. The hiker declined additional medical treatment and Ranger Gullen was cleared from the scene at 2 p.m.
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