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 Lake Luzerne
Wilderness Rescue: On February 23, a 49-year-old Lake George woman was seriously injured in a snowmobiling accident after the snowmobile rolled on top of her. Two Forest Rangers responded along with a Warren County Sheriff’s Deputy and Lake Luzerne Ambulance Squad. When first responders arrived, they found the woman pinned under her snowmobile. She was evacuated and transported to Saratoga Hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
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.