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Exhausted Hiker on Escarpment Trail (04/02)

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Exhausted Hiker on Escarpment Trail (04/02)

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Town of Windham in Greene County

Wilderness Rescue:
On April 2 at approximately 8:30 p.m., DEC Dispatch notified Forest Ranger Fox of a hiker who was vomiting and unable to continue hiking in the Elm Ridge Wild Forest. Ranger Fox made contact with the subject, a 77-year-old from Farmingdale, who was experiencing nausea and weakness. After determining the subject's location on the Escarpment Trail, Rangers Fox, Gullen, and Mitchell hiked in to meet him and his hiking partner, who were slowly continuing. Rangers provided hot fluids and food, and started a fire to warm the pair. Eventually, the subject recovered enough strength to continue. Rangers carried his pack and assisted the subject out of the woods. Rangers provided a courtesy transport to the subject's vehicle at the East Windham trailhead. Resources were clear at 2:30 a.m.

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