Hiker Injured at Menla Resort [Feb 27]

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Hiker Injured at Menla Resort [Feb 27]

New postby dave » Sat May 01, 2021 11:28 am

Town of Shandaken in Ulster County

Wilderness Rescue: On Feb. 27 at 12:15 p.m., Forest Ranger Slade heard a 911 report of an injured hiker on the Menla Resort property. According to the report, a hiker was attempting a two-mile loop on the resort's blue trail, which is steep and had not been broken in by other hikers. Approximately one mile into the loop, the hiker fell 20 feet down an embankment and dislocated her left shoulder. A member of her party hiked down to the resort and placed the call for help. Ranger Slade responded, and due to the heavy snowpack, requested additional Rangers to assist. At 2:15 p.m., rescuers arrived at the hiker's location. The 52-year-old woman from New York City was experiencing pain from her injured, left shoulder and was mildly hypothermic. Once warmed up, rescuers provided first aid for the subject's injury by placing her left arm into a sling and securing it to her torso. The hiker was assisted back up to the trail and began the slow walk out on her own power while rescuers assisted breaking in the trail ahead. The hiker made it off the trail at 5:15 p.m., was treated by Shandaken Paramedics, and transported to a local hospital for further medical treatment.
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