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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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