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 backcountry.
What follows is a report, prepared by DEC, of a recent mission carried out by Forest Rangers in the Adirondacks.
Town of Long Lake
High Peaks Wilderness
Ailing Camper: On January 1, 2016, at 7:43 a.m., DEC Ray Brook Dispatch received a call from a 30-year-old woman from Centereach, NY, reporting that she required assistance. The woman became ill while camping at Rodney Point on Long Lake. Two DEC Forest Rangers responded by boat to the site. They transported the woman and her gear to the boat launch at 8:35 a.m. and released her to seek medical attention on her own.