Forest rangers rescue woman in Town of Hunter


KAATERSKILL FALLS – Forest rangers rescued a 27-year-old Queens woman who was injured when she fell on ice at Kaaterskill on March 5.

The injured woman and her friend went for a hike at the falls and were attempting to hike from the top to the bottom of the stone staircase, which was covered in ice, creating a steep, slippery surface. 

The woman was wearing micro-spikes but lost hold and slid approximately 100 feet to the bottom. 

Three DEC forest rangers responded from the North South Lake field station. Two of the rangers hiked in and located the injured woman, administered first aid, and rewarmed her with the assistance of a Greene County paramedic. Once the hiker began to feel better, rescuers and rangers assisted her back to the Route 23A trailhead where she was transported to a local hospital for additional medical treatment. 

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