Thursday, February 14, 2019

Forest Rangers Respond To Locator Beacon

forest ranger logoNew 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.

Essex County

Town of Keene
Wilderness Rescue: On February 5 at 9:24 pm, DEC’s Ray Brook Dispatch received a request for Forest Rangers to respond to a SPOT locator beacon activation between Ausable Lake and Lower Ausable Lake. Two Kingston men, ages 41 and 44, activated the device with a request to relocate the trail. Two Rangers responded with snowmobiles to the AMR property in Keene to gain access to the area and search for the subjects. At 11:31 pm, both men were located with no injuries and transported out to the AMR guard shack.

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.

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