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Death at Fawn's Leap

On Saturday, August 31, 2019, a 20-year-old West Point Cadet was hanging from the ledge at Fawn's Leap waterfalls in the Kaaterskill Clove, when the rock broke and he fell to his death. Click image for more details (Aug 31)
swimmer killed at fawn's leap waterfalls in the kaaterskill clove on august 31, 2019


Medical Incident

On Saturday, August 17, 2019, a 41-year-old male hiker had difficult breathing while hiking Peekamoose Mountain. Rangers and EMS brought him down the mountain. He suffered from dehydration and exhaustion. Click image for more details (Aug 17)
medical incident on peekamoose mountain on august 17, 2019


Campsite Thief

On Tuesday, August 13, 2019, another camper stole camping gear from a camping site nearby. After some investigation by Rangers and State police, they ticketed the other camper. Click image for more details (Aug 13)
medical incident on peekamoose mountain on august 13, 2019


Lost Hikers

On Friday, July 7, 2019, a family of hikers split up, and three of the hikers drifted off the trail to Wittenberg Mountain. DEC Rangers were able to location the group and bring them back down safely. Click image for more details (July 7)
hikers get lost on the trail to wittenberg mountain july 7, 2019


Rattlesnake Bite

On Monday, July 1, 2019, a person was bite by a Timber Rattlesnake in the Vernoykill falls area of the Catskill Mountains. They were airlifted by helicopter to a hospital for treatment. Click image for more details (July 1)
Woman passes out on the escarpment trail near kaaterskill falls on june 8, 2019


Medical Issue

On Saturday, June 8, 2019, a 32-year-old woman passed out while hiking on the Escarpment Trail near Kaaterskill Falls. DEC Rangers and EMS were called to asssit. She was transported to a local hospital Click image for more details (June 8)
Woman passes out on the escarpment trail near kaaterskill falls on june 8, 2019


Injury on WHP

On Saturday morning, March 30, 2019, a 56-year-old male injured his leg while hiking between the Elm Ridge trail junction and the summit of Windham High Peak. It took 8 hours to extract him. Click image for more details (Mar 30)
hiker broke his leg while hiking to Windham High Peak on march 30, 2019


Injury on Huckleberry

On Saturday afternoon, March 30, 2019, a 64-year-old male broke his leg while hiking to Huckleberry Point. This prompted a Search-And-Resque to extract the hiker. Click image for more details (Mar 30)
hiker broke his leg while hiking to huckleberry point on march 30, 2019


Stranded on Friday

On Sunday, March 17, 2019, a 59-year-old male could not descend the steep trail on Friday Mtn due to ice. He called 911. DEC Rangers and State Police helicopters were required to find and help the hiker down the Mtn Click image for more details (Mar 20)
hiker can't descend Friday Mtn due to ice on march 20, 2019 which results in a SAR


SAR on Table Mtn

On Saturday, February 9, 2019, a 57-year-old male developed chest pains, and required an extraction 4 miles into the Slide Mtn Wilderness. The rescue took over 6 hours to complete. Click image for more details (Mar 9)
hiker has heart attack on summit of Table Mtn in the slide mtn wilderness on march 9, 2019


Skier Killed

On Saturday, February 9, 2019, 24 year old Edward Chu of Warren New Jersey, was killed after he struck a tree while skiing at a high rate of speed on an Intermediate trail at Hunter Mountain. He was skiing with his family. Click image for more details (Mar 9)
skier killed at Hunter Mountain on march 9, 2019


KF Hikers Trapped

On Thursday, February 7, 2019, four hikers ventured into the middle basin Kaaterskill Falls without microspikes or crampons. They soon discovered that they were suck. Took four Rangers to get them out Click image for more details (Mar 7)
hikers trapped in middle basin of Kaaterskill Falls on march 7, 2019


BC Ski Accident

On February 2, 2019, a 36 year-old hiker-n-skier from Germany fell while backcountry skiing down the Rt 214 notch and broke his leg. Took 15-20 rescuers 7 hours to extract him. They worked until 2am. Click image for more details (Feb 2)
On february 2, 2019, a Hike/skier from germany fell and broke his leg in the Rt 214 notch from Hunter mountain in the catskill mountains


Skier Killed

On January 19, 2019, a skier named Brendan McCue, age 27, from Little Falls New York was killed when he ran off the ski trail and hit a large rock at Hunter Mountain Ski Bowl. He was killed instantly. Click image for more details (Jan 19)
On January 19, 2019, a skier named Brendan McCue, age 27, was killed at Hunter mountain in the catskill mountains


Hiker Lost

On January 18, 2019 two hikers climbed Sugarloaf Mountain. Due to icy conditions, the amount of time it took far exceeded their estimates. On the return trip it became dark, and their headlamps failed. After several hours of attempting to hike out in the dark, they called for help. Click image for more details (Jan 18)
hiker lost in the dark on sugarloaf mountain in the catskill mountains on January 18, 2019


Hiker Injured

On January 13, 2019 a hiker fell and injured his leg. The accident happen late in the afternoon. EMS received a call around 5 pm. The local fire department and others helped extract the hiker with ropes. It is reported that he had a serious leg injury and was suffering from hypothermia. Click image for more details (Jan 13)
hiker inured at kaaterskill falls on January 13, 2019


Hypothermia

On January 13, 2019 two hikes called 911 because one hiker injured his hip, and both were hypothermic on Slide Mtn. A while later a different hiker called and said that the injured hiker was unconscious. Click image for more details (Jan 13)
hikers hypothermic on Slide Mountain on January 13, 2019


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