A broken leg and a near drowning lead to the rescue of the NYS Rangers! Be careful!
Outdoor activities in New York State can be fun and adventurous year-round, but should always be approached with caution and planning, regardless of the season.
Over the past 10 days, New York State Rangers have had their training put to the test in a variety of ways near the Capital Region. Whether it was a near drowning, a hiker rescue or a dirt bike accident, those responsible have been kept busy!
According to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, rangers respond almost daily to calls about injured, lost, or missing hikers. The goal is to make every mission a rescue rather than a recovery. Here are 3 incidents our Rangers have dealt with recently.
Hunter, NY – If you haven’t heard, Kaaterskill Falls can be as dangerous as it is beautiful if you’re not careful. On Memorial Day, Forest Rangers received a call about a near drowning at Fawn’s Leap. Apparently a 25 year old from New Jersey went swimming. The problem is that this guy can’t swim! After going underwater, he became unresponsive. Friends performed CPR and the man regained consciousness. The Rangers got him to safety and eventually airlifted him to Albany Medical Center.
Denning, NY- Another Memorial Day weekend situation, this time in Ulster County. Rangers responded to a lost hiker in the Peekamoose Trail area of Sundown Wilderness Forest. This individual was with a group but split up. 6 hours later it was located about 1 mile from the trailhead.
War of War, NY – Also in Ulster County on Memorial Day weekend. This individual from Kingston, NY, was riding a mountain bike. Doesn’t matter, does it? Well, he would have crashed the bike, breaking his leg. A 50-year-old man from Kingston had broken his leg. Rangers took him on a UTV and then to the hospital. The man received several tickets for illegal driving of motor vehicles in the forest reserve.
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injured climber rescued by New York rangers, helpers and volunteer climbers
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