Wednesday, July 11, 2018

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Hiker slides 40 feet down Kaaterskill Falls

HUNTER – State forest rangers and local rescuers aided a hiker who fell and slid some 40 feet from Kaaterskill Falls in the Town of Hunter on Friday, July 6 when he became separated from a group just before 5 p.m.

Rangers said the young man disregarded warning signs and hiked off the trail and went down a steep slope below the viewing platform. Due to the steepness and loose debris, he fell and slid, managed to get to the bottom of the steep slope and cross the stream to the trail.

Assistant Forest Ranger Leslie Green located him at the bottom of the stairs and began to administer patient care.

Forest rangers and local responders arrived to attend to injuries he sustained to his upper left leg and left arm. Rangers packaged him in a litter and carried him out to the Route 23A trailhead where he was turned over to Hunter EMS and transported to Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

 


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