Hopewell Junction woman killed in fall at Platte Cove

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First responders recover the body of a woman who fell to her death in the Town of Hunter (DEC photo)

TOWN OF HUNTER – A Hopewell Junction woman was killed when she fell while hiking in the Town of Hunter, state DEC forest rangers report.

On Sunday, May 22 just after 12:30 p.m., Forest Ranger Allwine responded to Platte Cove Road for a report of a fallen hiker.

Rangers conducted a technical rope recovery after the individual was pronounced dead at the scene. Her name was not immediately released.

The woman’s body was transferred to the Greene County Coroner’s Office for further investigation.

Assisting in the recovery were State Police, Greene County Paramedics, Ranger Lt. Slade, Rangers Dawson, Ellis, Fox, Jahn and Kreft.

The State Police are leading the investigation.