Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Rangers assist with water rescue on Glen Lake

forest ranger reportTown of Queensbury
Warren County
Water Rescue:
 On Jan. 10 at 10:15 a.m., Forest Rangers overheard radio traffic about an ice rescue on Glen Lake in Queensbury. Rangers Donegan, Kabrehl, and Quinn responded along with multiple fire departments, including Bay Ridge, Bolton, Lake George, North Queensbury, and Queensbury. Rangers helped get the 74-year-old from Queensbury out of the water to a waiting ambulance. The subject was taken to Glens Falls hospital. If he were not wearing a personal floatation device, the outcome may have been much different. Resources were clear at 11:28 a.m.

Long Lake rescue

Long Lake rescue. DEC photo.

 

Town of Clifton
St. Lawrence County
Flat Ice Rescue Training:
 On Jan.12, Forest Rangers conducted flat ice rescue training at DEC’s Cranberry Lake Complex in St. Lawrence County. Participants, including nine recent Academy graduates, completed classroom and field training. Classroom instruction included pre-planning, response, and coordination of flat ice rescue incidents. The field portion of the training highlighted self-rescue techniques, along with reach, throw, and go responses. The DEC Region 6 airboat was deployed to provide operators and crew with additional training to deliver personnel to the scene and safely transition victims from the water to the deck of the airboat.

Flat ice rescue training in St. Lawrence County

Flat ice rescue training in St. Lawrence County. DEC photo.

Flat ice rescue training in St. Lawrence County

Flat ice rescue training in St. Lawrence County. DEC photo.

Flat ice rescue training in St. Lawrence County

Flat ice rescue training in St. Lawrence County. DEC photo.

Village of Lake Placid
Essex County
Public Safety:
 Seven Forest Rangers are helping ensure the public’s safety during the FISU World University Games, an 11-day competition and celebration of international university sports and culture. Thousands of student athletes from more than 50 countries are competing in 12 different sports.

Rangers Evans and Lewis with the New York State Police at the World University Games in Lake Placid

Rangers Evans and Lewis with the New York State Police at the World University Games in Lake Placid. DEC photo.

Rangers Praczkajlo and O'Connor at World University Games in Lake Placid

Rangers Praczkajlo and O’Connor at World University Games in Lake Placid. DEC photo.

 

Be sure to properly prepare and plan before entering the backcountry. Visit DEC’s Hike Smart NYAdirondack Backcountry Information, and Catskill Backcountry Information webpages for more information.

If a person needs a Forest Ranger, whether it’s for a search and rescue, to report a wildfire, or to report illegal activity on state lands and easements, they should call 833-NYS-RANGERS. If a person needs urgent assistance, they can 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.

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Information attributed to NYSDEC is taken from press releases and news announcements from New York State's Department of Environmental Conservation.




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