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Beacon helps rescuers find woman hurt in snowmobile crash

RAQUETTE LAKE — A woman from the Rochester area was hurt in a snowmobile crash Saturday morning and was rescued with help from a satellite locator beacon, according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

At 9:55 a.m. Saturday, Hamilton County 911 contacted the DEC’s Ray Brook Dispatch requesting assistance for a 56-year-old woman from Penfield who had been in a snowmobile accident on Browns Tract Road, at the Long Lake-Inlet town line near the hamlet of Raquette Lake. Hamilton County 911 obtained information about the accident from a satellite locator beacon activation and passed it on to DEC Forest Ranger Gary Miller.

Miller administered first aid and packaged up the woman for transport by sled to the Raquette Lake highway garage, where she was transferred to an Inlet ambulance for transport to an area hospital for treatment. The incident concluded at 11 a.m.