New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers respond to search and rescue incidents in the Adirondacks. Working with other state agencies, local emergency response organizations and volunteer search and rescue groups, Forest Rangers locate and extract lost, injured or distressed people from the Adirondack backcountry.
What follows is a report, prepared by DEC, of recent missions carried out by Forest Rangers in the Adirondacks.
Town of Wells
Siamese Pond Wilderness
Injured hiker: On June 11, 2016 at 12 pm, DEC Ray Brook Dispatch received a call from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office reporting a 67-year-old man from Toms River, NJ with a lower-leg injury on Auger Falls Trail. DEC Forest Rangers responded to find Fulton County EMS already on scene assisting the injured man. Forest Rangers assessed the injury and packaged the man for a carry-out. From the trailhead an ambulance transported him to a local hospital for additional medical treatment. The incident concluded at 1:40 pm.
Be Prepared: Properly prepare and plan before entering the backcountry. Visit DEC’s Hiking Safety webpage and Adirondack Trail Information webpage for more information about where you intend to travel. The Adirondack Almanack reports weekly Outdoor Conditions each Thursday afternoon.