Hiker who fell at Kaaterskill Falls last week, was wearing sneakers

From NYS D.E.C. office:

Town of Hunter

Greene County Rescue: 

On Jan. 14 at 5:10 p.m., Forest Rangers were requested by Greene County 911 to help a 66-year-old male from Hudson who had slipped on ice and fallen while hiking at Kaaterskill Falls, injuring his hip.

The hiker was wearing sneakers at the time with no traction control devices. He attempted to crawl out the half-mile trail on his own when another hiker saw him and called 911.

The Palenville, Tannersville, Centerville, Cedar Grove fire departments, Ulster County Fire, Hunter Police Department, Hunter Ambulance, Greene County Paramedics, the Twin Clove Rescue Team, five Forest Rangers, and two DEC Environmental Conservation Police Officers (ECO) responded to the scene.

 The patient was hypo-wrapped and packaged in a rescue basket prior to the Rangers’ arrival. Ranger Dawson assisted with the carryout to an ambulance staged at the trailhead on Route 23A. The additional Rangers arrived on scene just as the patient got to the road. The hiker was taken to Kingston hospital.

Picture below of the rescue, from Palenville Fire Department


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