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Rescue: Hey, it’s only the Catskills! 8/19/20

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DEC Statewide Forest Ranger Highlights

Many people think the Catskills are full of simple easy hikes to its highest peaks. These excerpts from the latest rescues in the Catskills by Rangers and local SARS, emergency squads and fire departments show otherwise. Learn!

It seemed to be a quiet week in the Catskills, that’s good.

Town of Denning Sullivan County

Wilderness Rescue: On Aug. 16 at 3:50 p.m., a 74-year-old woman from Albany walking the access trail from the Blue Hole fell and struck her head. Forest Rangers Slade and Stratton heard the subject’s screams and responded to assist. The Rangers carried the woman up to the roadway where they were met by the Grahamsville EMS. After being evaluated by EMS, the woman was transported to a local hospital by helicopter for additional treatment for her head injury. The incident concluded at 5:30 p.m.

Scott L.

Backwoods wanderer with a passion for backpacking, hiking and exploring the wilds of the Catskills and Adirondacks in New York. A Catskill 3500 Club Member and Adirondack Forty-Sixer. Climbed Mount Rainier. Professionally an Exercise Physiologist/Physical Educator and LifeStyle Counselor.

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