Town of Hunter, Greene County
Rescue: On March 7, DEC Central Dispatch received a call from a member of a four-person hiking group that needed assistance descending from Kaaterskill Falls.
The group did not have proper traction devices for the icy conditions and were stuck in the middle of the falls.
Forest Rangers Chris DiCintio, Jason Seeley, David Nally, and Katherine Fox responded to the area and provided the group with crampons and microspikes. The fourth individual had gotten stuck on a separate section of the falls, and one Ranger repelled down to assist the hiker to a safer area.
Once the group was together, the Rangers hiked them out to the Laurel House parking lot. All members of the group were released in good health upon reaching their vehicles.