Town of Schroon
Wilderness Rescue: On July 2 at approximately 5 p.m., Forest Ranger Quinn responded to a report of a subject with a compound ankle fracture at Schroon Falls.
The North Hudson Fire Department, Schroon Lake Fire Department, and EMS helped Ranger Quinn carry the 46-year-old from Long Island to a waiting ambulance. Schroon Lake EMS transported the subject to Frontier Town, where a helicopter transported the subject to the hospital.
Town of Waverly
Wilderness Rescue: On July 2 at 4 p.m., Franklin County 911 requested Forest Ranger assistance with a hiker who had suffered a broken ankle on Azure Mountain. Rangers DiCintio and O’Connor responded along with St. Regis Falls Ambulance, the St. Regis Falls Fire Department, and Dickinson Fire Department. Rangers helped splint the injury and packaged the 42-year-old from Canada in a litter to carry them out to the parking area. Resources were clear at 6:30 p.m.
Be sure to properly prepare and plan before entering the backcountry. Visit DEC’s Hike Smart NY, Adirondack Backcountry Information, and Catskill Backcountry Information webpages for more information.
If a person needs a Forest Ranger, whether for a search and rescue, to report a wildfire, or to report illegal activity on State lands and easements, call 833-NYS-RANGERS. If a person needs urgent assistance, call 911. To contact a Forest Ranger for information about a specific location, the DEC website has phone numbers for every Ranger listed by region.
People seldom wear high ankle hiking boots anymore. They are wearing low cut hikers or sneakers.