Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Women call for help in Lake George Wild Forest

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Town of Lake George
Warren County
Wilderness Rescue: On April 24 at 4:29 p.m., DEC’s Ray Brook Dispatch received a request for assistance from two 21-year-old women from Saratoga who became disoriented while traversing the Berry Pond Loop in the Lake George Wild Forest Area. Forest Ranger Chuck Kabrehl responded to their location, hiked into the woods, and located the women at 6:20 p.m. He then escorted them out to the trailhead where they had parked. The women told Ranger Kabrehl that they had started the hike around 4 p.m., and became lost at about 4:30 p.m. The incident concluded at 7 p.m.

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5 Responses

  1. Mark mclain says:

    Great job chuck

  2. Groot Treeman says:

    Please be prepared and know your where abouts when taking a hike. It’s not a playground, foolishness. map it out, pack the necessities! so much of this going on with getting lost.

  3. Todd says:

    So they got loads 30 minutes in on a trail that is most likely a loop? Just going by the name anyway. I guess they were smart enough to call for help but really sound very unprepared

  4. Csrl says:

    Next time stay home.

  5. Peter D DeMarco says:

    It’s really great that this issue was resolved so quickly by Ranger Kabrehl. If not for the Ranger, these two young women may have spent a very uncomfortable and frightening night in the woods. I do see on my map that there are a network of trails known as the “Lake George Recreation Area Trails” that link to the “Berry Pond Loop”. One would hope that the young ladies would have had a map and compass. Regardless, of their state of preparedness, some folks are not able to “stay found”. I’m glad these women are okay.

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