Hike with Broken Ankle Balsam Lake Mtn [Apr 17]

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Hike with Broken Ankle Balsam Lake Mtn [Apr 17]

New postby dave » Sat May 01, 2021 12:03 pm

Town of Hardenburgh Ulster County

Wilderness Rescue: On April 17 at 4 p.m., DEC's Central Dispatch was contacted by Ulster County 911 regarding an injured hiker in the Beaverkill Valley area of the Balsam Lake Wild Forest. The caller's hiking companion had broken their ankle while descending Balsam Lake Mountain. Forest Ranger Martin arrived on scene at 4:50 p.m., and assisted EMS with administering first aid and packaging the 50-year-old man from Chester. The hiker was evacuated to the trailhead via UTV and transferred to an ambulance that delivered him to a local hospital at 7:30 p.m.
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