Hiker needing medical assistance at Kaaterskill Falls

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Hiker needing medical assistance at Kaaterskill Falls

New postby dave » Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:04 pm

Town of Hunter Greene County

Wilderness Rescue:
On Aug. 7 at 1 p.m., Forest Rangers and local EMS personnel responded to the Upper Falls trail at Kaaterskill Falls for a report of a 43-year-old man from Syracuse experiencing chest pain and trouble breathing. Forest Ranger Jackson quickly located the hiker, provided first aid, and determined the hiker required a carryout. Forest Ranger Dawson and Assistant Forest Ranger France, along with a Greene County paramedic ambulance staff and the Hunter Police Department, responded to assist with a wheeled litter. Rangers and rescuers brought the subject up the mountain slope through a series of steps to a waiting Hunter Ambulance at the Laurel House trailhead. The man was transported to a local hospital for further care and rescuers were clear of the scene at 2:30 p.m.
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