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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


Hikers Lost

On January 10, 2019 two hikes called 911 while on Hunter Mountain. Both were inadequately prepared for the elements. NYS DEC Ranger guided them back to their cars. Click image for more details (Nov 15)
hiker overwhelmed by the elements on Hunter Mountain on January 10, 2019


Hikers Lost

On November 7, 2018 two hikes set out in the afternoon to hike the Indian Head Mtn Loop. As they descended down the east side of the mountain it became dark. Neither of them had head lamps, so they needed help getting out of the woods. Click image for more details (Nov 15)
hiker lost in the dark on indian head mountain on November 7, 2018


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