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Young Girl Lost

On July 15, 2022, a 14-year-old Girl left her mother's tent and was lost for 6 hours in the North-South Lake campground and surrounding region. She was later found by DEC Rangers at the bridge over Lake Creek by Kaaterskill Falls. Click image for more details (Jul 15)
teenage girl lost in the North-South Lake region and found near Kaaterskill Falls on July 15, 2022.


Hiker Sick

On July 9, 2022, a 23-year-old hiker from Philadelphia became sick on the trail Kaaterskill Falls. She had to be carried out to Laurel House Road. She was then transported to the hospital. Click image for more details (Jul 9)
Hiker became very sick at Kaaterskill Falls on July 9, 2022.


Hiker Injured

On July 9, 2022, a 12-year-old hiker from New York City fell on the stairs down to the bottom of Kaaterskill Falls. He fell further down a steep bank. Due to his injuries, he had to be carried out to Rt 23a. He was then transported to Albany Medical Center. Click image for more details (Jul 9)
Hiker injured at Kaaterskill Falls on July 9, 2022.


Hiker Injured on KRT

On July 3, 2022, a 61-year-old man fell off the Kaaterskill Rail Trail and sustained multiple injuries. DEC Rangers administered first-aid and spent over 3 hour extricating him. He was then taken to the hospital where he is expected to recover. The Kaaterskill Rail Trail runs on the left side of the image from the bottom of Laurel House Road to Haines Falls. Some of the drop-off of the trail are quite significant. Click image for more details (Jul 3)
61-year-old man falls off kaaterskill rail trail and sustains serious injuries on july 3, 2022.


Dog Rescue

On June 25, 2022, DEC Rangers received a call at 9:30pm that a 135-pound Bernese mountain dog was unable to walk 2 miles up the Pecoy Notch Trail. DEC Rangers helped helped carry the dog back to the trailhead. Click image for more details (Jun 25)
135-pound Bernese mountain dog was unable to walk on the pecoy notch trail on june 25, 2022.


Hiker Injured

On June 9, 2022, 65-year-old suffered a leg injury near Poet's ledge. DEC Rangers helped him down to the dirt road and transported him back to the road. Click image for more details (Jun 9)
hiker injuries his leg near poet's ledge on june 9, 2022.


Man Almost Dies

On May 30, 2022, 25-year-old drown and went into cardiac arrest after jumping off Fawn's Leap. His friends pulled him out of the water and did CPR to get his heart beating again. He was flown to Albany Medical Center. Click image for more details (May 30)
swimmer drown at Fawn's Leap on may 30, 2022.


Hiker Lost

On May 29, 2022, 26-year-old was separated from his hiking group, and got lost. They were hiking up to Peekamoose Mtn from Sun Down Valley. Click image for more details (May 29)
hiker lost on peekamoose mtn on may 29, 2022.


Hiker Killed

On May 22, 2022, 31-year-old Elizabeth Adinaro of Hopewell Junction fell off of 90 foot Bridal Veil Falls. The accident happened around noon-time. DEC Rangers, NYS Police, Greene County Paramedics assisted and helped with the recovery of her body. Click image for more details (May 22)
Elizabeth Adinaro fell off bridal veil falls and died on may 22, 2022.


Lost Hikers

On May 18, 2022, two hikers from Washington DC became lost in the dark. They called in that one of them was injured. They were found 1/2 mile from the Long path. DEC Rangers helped them back to their car. Click image for more details (May 18)
two Hikers lost on Kaaterkill Mountain on may 18, 2022.


Injured Hiker

On May 14, 2022, a female hiker injured his ankle and knee on the Mary Glen Trail. DEC Rangers helped her back to her car. Click image for more details (May 14)
Hiker injures ankle and kneed on the mary's glen trail on may 14, 2022.


Injured Hiker

On May 8, 2022, a 42-year-old hiker injured his ankle on the northeast side of Blackhead Mtn. DEC Rangers helped him down the mountain to his car after stabilizing his ankle. Click image for more details (May 8)
man injures ankle on the northeast side of blackhead mtn on may 8, 2022.


Exhausted Hiker

On April 2, 2022, a 77-year-old hiker became exhausted and became sick. He was on the beginning of the Escarpment trail in the region of Elm Ridge. DEC Rangers feed and hydrated and helped him back to his car. Click image for more details (Apr 2)
man became exhausted on the Escarpment Trail to Windham High Peak on April 2, 2022.


Dehydrated Hiker

On February 28, 2022, a 23-year-old hiker became dehydrated and became unconscious. He was camping at the Pecoy Notch didn't have water with him. DEC Rangers got him hydrated and helped him back to his car. Click image for more details (Feb 28)
man dehydrated in the pecoy notch on Feb 28, 2022.


Hiker Lost

On February 21, 2022, a 21-year-old hiker had reached the summit if Balsam Cap. Upon trying to return back to Moon Haw Road he became lost. DEC Rangers went in and located him and guided him down Click image for more details (Feb 21)
man lost on Balsam Cap on Feb 21, 2022.


Almost slides off KF

On February 20, 2022, a 56-year-old-man ventured near the top of Kaaterskill Falls. The top of the falls was full of ice with water flowing over the falls. He became stuck near the edge of the falls and on the verge of sliding off the ice and over the falls. He could not get back out. Three NYS Rangers quickly improvised a harness to prevent him from slipping over the falls, and pulled him out to safety just in time. Two weeks prior a dog did slide off the edge of the falls to his death. Click image for more details (Feb 20)
man near slide off the icy lip of Kaaterskill Falls on Feb 20, 2022.


Hikers Lost

On February 12, 2022, two teenagers become lost while trying to hike to Sunset Rock. They were later located at the pond by the old Kaaterskill Hotel site. They were escorted back to the Parking Area where their parents were waiting. Click image for more details (Feb 12)
man lost on Balsam Cap on Feb 21, 2022.


Dog Killed at KF

On February 7, 2022, a fell off Kaaterskill Falls and was killed. NYS Rangers use ropes to reach and recover the dog, and return it to it's owner. Click image for more details (Feb 7)
Dog killed at after a fall at Kaaterskill Falls on Feb 7, 2022.


Hiker Exhausted

On January 22, 2022, a 24-year-old hiker from Milford, NY became exhausted on the Escarpment Trail near Burnt Knob. The hiker became hypothermic after they could not continue. Rangers Click image for more details (Jan 22)
Hiker exhausted and hypothermic on the escarpment trail near burnt knob on Jan 22, 2022


Hiker Injured

On January 10, 2022, a 69-year-old hiker from Massachusetts fell at Kaaterskill Falls. He injured his knee and could not walk back to his vehicle at the bottom of Laurel House Road. New York State Rangers carried the injured hiker to a DEC Ranger truck and transported him back to the Parking Area on Laurel House Road. Click image for more details (Jan 10)
Hiker injured at Kaaterskill Falls on Jan 10, 2022.


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