Forest rangers rescued injured child at Kaaterskill Falls

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Kaaterskill Falls (file photo)

KAATSERSKILL – State Environmental Conservation forest rangers rescued a 12-year-old boy when he fell off a stone staircase and down a steep slope at Kaaterskill Falls.

The incident, at 12:15 p.m. on July 9, involved Rangers Dawson, Fox and Skudlarek responded to the falls for an injured hiker.

Ranger Dawson located the child from Brooklyn, treated his unstable arm injury, and determined could walk without bringing in additional rescue personnel for a carry-out. 

Ranger Dawson helped the boy and his family to the Route 23A trailhead where Hunter Ambulance was waiting to take him to Albany Medical Center.