Hiker sick at John Robb Lean-to [Mar 27]

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Hiker sick at John Robb Lean-to [Mar 27]

New postby dave » Sat May 01, 2021 11:55 am

Town of Lexington in Greene County

Wilderness Rescue: On Mar. 27 at 3 p.m., DEC Dispatch received a report of a hiker needing assistance on the Spruceton Trail at Rusk Mountain Wild Forest in the town of Lexington. A 38-year-old was experiencing vomiting and cramping and was unable to move. The caller reported his friend had trouble the previous evening with the 2.25-mile hike and started vomiting when they reached the John Robb lean-to. The next morning, the subject was still vomiting, and the group decided to return to the parking area. After hiking approximately 1.25 miles, the subject could not continue. His son stayed with him while his friend hiked out to call for help. Ranger Nelson and the Lexington Fire Department responded to the scene. Rescue personnel hiked in one mile on the Spruceton Trail to reach the subject. The responders provided first aid and the subject was secured in a litter and driven out on a 6x6 to the trailhead. At 5 p.m., the man was transferred to the Ashland Ambulance and Greene County Paramedic transported him to Columbia Memorial Hospital.
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