Woman lost in the Bluestone Forest

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Woman lost in the Bluestone Forest

New postby dave » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:18 pm

Town of Kingston in Ulster County

Search: On Dec. 1, a 76-year-old woman left her home on Jockey Hill and went for a hike through Bluestone Wild Forest. She became disoriented on an unmarked trail as darkness set in. She was prepared for the cold temperatures but did not have a flashlight. She contacted Ulster County 911 at 5:30 p.m., and Sheriff's Deputies responded and notified Forest Rangers. At 7:15 p.m., Ranger Kevin Slade arrived on scene at the woman's residence and met with deputies. They hiked in 0.3 miles to the suspected location. The subject was not located at the first set of coordinates, so Ranger Slade contacted her by cell phone and asked her to place a call again to the 911 center to get new coordinates. Ranger Slade and the deputies hiked an additional 0.25 miles, but she was not at the newly provided coordinates. Ranger Slade continued past the second set of coordinates, and made voice contact with the woman at 7:45 p.m. She required no medical attention and was able to walk herself out.
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