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Unconscious Hiker at top of Kaaterskill Falls

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Unconscious Hiker at top of Kaaterskill Falls

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Town of Hunter in Greene County

Wilderness Rescue:
On Oct. 22 at 2:20 p.m., Forest Ranger Dawson and Ranger Lieutenant Pachan were working at the Laurel House parking lot when a call came in for a subject who slipped and fell near the middle area of Kaaterskill Falls. Ranger Dawson checked the viewing platform and was unable to locate the subject. Ranger Dawson continued down to the lower falls, at which time Greene County 911 reported the subject was near the top of the falls. Lt. Pachan located the 63-year-old from Brooklyn near the wood fence at the top of the falls. The subject was calm, but weak and was slowly walking back to the trailhead with the aid of her friends. The subject stated that she slipped and fell from a standing location and was semi-conscious and weak for about 20 minutes after the fall. A short time later, a Greene County Paramedic arrived along with Ranger Dawson and another paramedic, who walked in from the lower falls. After a brief rest, the subject decided to seek further medical attention on her own. Resources were clear by 4 p.m.
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