Hiker Dehydration at Kaaterskill Falls

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Hiker Dehydration at Kaaterskill Falls

New postby dave » Sat Jun 19, 2021 1:51 pm

Kaaterskill Falls in the Town of Hunter in Greene County

Wildland Rescue:
On June 5 at 1:45 p.m., Assistant Forest Ranger (AFR) France located a 49-year-old woman from Queens feeling lightheaded near the middle pool of Kaaterskill Falls. Forest Ranger Lt. Pachan, who was at the top of the falls, responded and gave the woman an electrolyte water mix and some glucose gel packets to help with hydration and energy during the 90-degree heat. The woman was able to continue walking out under her own power for a short distance but continued to feel weak and lightheaded. Forest Ranger Jackson and AFR Lasselle responded to assist, along with Tannersville Rescue, Haines Falls Fire Department, Hunter EMTs, and a Greene County Paramedic. The woman was packaged in a litter with a rescue wheel system, given an IV for dehydration, and carried the remaining 0.3 miles to a staged ambulance at the trailhead. The woman was transported by Hunter Ambulance to a local hospital for additional treatment. All resources were cleared from the scene at 3:30 p.m.
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