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 Long Lake
Wilderness Rescue: On March 2nd at 10:10 am, Forest Ranger Jenifer Temple responded to a snowmobile accident on Uncas Road in Raquette Lake. Forest Ranger Temple arrived with Raquette Lake Ambulance to find a 54-year-old woman from Manlius had suffered multiple serious injuries to her extremities and torso. Ranger Temple assisted with packaging the woman for transport by Raquette Lake Ambulance to an area hospital in Utica for further treatment.
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.