New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers reply to go looking and rescue incidents all through New York State. Working with different state companies, native emergency response organizations and volunteer search and rescue teams, Forest Rangers find and extract misplaced, injured or distressed individuals.
What follows is a report, ready by DEC, of current missions carried out by Forest Rangers.
Town of Saranac
Wilderness Rescue: On November third at 10:53 pm, Forest Ranger Russell responded with New York State Police (NYSP) within the seek for an overdue hunter. The 57-year-old from Dannemora was recognized to hunt on State land within the city of Saranac. At 12:12 am, NYSP positioned the topic roughly one mile into the woods. The topic had a dislocated hip. Ranger Russell helped transport the topic to Saranac EMS. Resources had been clear at 1:46 am.
Town of Wawarsing
Wilderness Rescue: On November fifth at 12:50 pm, Forest Rangers Franke, Jahn, and Kreft responded to a report of a hiker with an ankle harm roughly one mile into the crimson path in Shawangunk Ridge State Forest. Rangers and Cragsmoor Fire took a hearth division UTV as far up as terrain allowed. The 57-year-old from Stony Brook couldn’t put any weight on her ankle. Rangers splinted the harm, carried the hiker to the UTV, and helped her out of the woods. Ellenville Volunteer Ambulance examined the hiker on the trailhead and he or she declined additional medical remedy. Resources had been clear at 3:30 pm.
Town of Lake George
Wilderness Rescue: On November fifth at 5:52 pm, Forest Ranger Donegan responded to a 911 name from two topics climbing down Prospect Mountain. The hikers had been fatigued and anxious about climbing down at midnight, as a result of they didn’t have any mild sources. At 7:15 pm, Ranger Donegan positioned the themes and assisted them to the trailhead. Hikers are reminded that after turning the clocks again final weekend, it will get darker earlier. Hikers ought to all the time have flashlights or headlamps, even when they don’t plan to hike at evening.
Town of Bolton
Wilderness Search: On November fifth at 6:15 pm, Ray Brook Dispatch requested Forest Ranger help within the seek for two topics climbing the Tongue Mountain Range on Lake George. While climbing down the primary peak, the hikers from Clifton Park couldn’t proceed resulting from darkness. The pair didn’t have lights and their cellphone batteries had been dying. Rangers Donegan and Quinn responded to Montcalm Point by way of boat after which looked for the themes on foot. At 8:38 pm, Rangers discovered the themes, introduced the hikers to the boat, and transported them again to the Clay Meadows trailhead parking space. Resources had been clear at 10:15 pm. Hikers are reminded that after turning the clocks again final weekend, it will get darker earlier. Hikers ought to all the time have flashlights or headlamps, even when they don’t plan to hike at evening.
Read previous Forest Ranger search and rescue experiences right here.