https://www.newyorkupstate.com/outdoors/2020/11/hunter-trapped-under-boulder-with-broken-leg-dec-forest-ranger-rescue.html?fbclid=IwAR0t4sJfFfm06S4kaLU3VYKNqx3c2F1haWuJhvcMxuARPB_B8Kn1w7Es-Hs

10/26/2020

own of Johnsburg, Warren County Wilderness Rescue: “On Oct. 26 at 9:37 a.m., Warren County 911 transferred a call to DEC’s Ray Brook Dispatch reporting an injured hunter on a ski trail near Gore Mountain in North Creek. Further information indicated the injury was a broken leg due to entrapment under a boulder. Three Forest Rangers responded to assist. At 11:06 a.m., two of the Rangers reached the injured man, removed him from the boulder entrapment, and performed advanced wilderness first aid to a badly damaged leg with severe lacerations and a compound fracture. Forest Rangers and members of the North River Fire Department carried the 31-year-old hunter from Hudson Falls off the ledge in a litter to a location with ATV access. The hunter was transported to a local hospital for further medical treatment.”

Town of Fine, St. Lawrence County Wilderness Search: “On Oct. 29 at 5:32 p.m., DEC’s Ray Brook Dispatch received a call from a hunter reporting an overdue member of his party. The caller stated that a 24-year-old man from Brooktondale left to hunt at 9 a.m., and should have been back at their campsite by 11 a.m. Five Forest Rangers responded to the High Falls trailhead in Wanakena with two, six-wheel ATVs to search the area. At 8:20 p.m., one of the Rangers advised dispatch that another Ranger had located the hunter and brought him to the group’s campsite.”

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