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 Altona
Enforcement: On December 13 at approximately 3 pm, Forest Rangers were dispatched by DEC’s Ray Brook Dispatch to Purdy Road for a report of two intoxicated individuals driving on seasonal access roads and discharging firearms from the roadway. The New York State Police were also notified and sent an additional unit. While conducting their patrol, the Forest Rangers observed a vehicle matching the suspect’s description. The suspect was subsequently placed under arrest for Driving While Intoxicated, a misdemeanor, and having a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle, also a misdemeanor.
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.