Rangers help man suffering from cold

KEENE — Forest rangers, along with Adirondack Mountain Club staff, came to the aid of a man suffering from the severe cold last week.

On Thursday, Dec. 28, the state Department of Environmental Conservation dispatch center in Ray Brook received a call from the Adirondack Mountain Club staff at John’s Brook Lodge, in the interior of the High Peaks. Staff said a 57-year-old Brooklyn man was suffering the effects of the cold temperatures on his feet.

While Adirondack Mountain Club staff provided basic first aid for cold injuries, rangers determined the man should spend the night at the heated cabin. Early the next morning, Dec. 29, rangers drove a UTV to the cabin to retrieve the man. He was evaluated and packaged for transport to a waiting Keene Valley ambulance in the early afternoon.