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DEC assists injured hiker, snowmobiler

Ranger Report

State Department of Environmental Conservation forest rangers stationed in the Adirondacks assisted a woman injured in a snowmobile crash and a hiker with an injured ankle last week.

Town of Long Lake

At 10:10 a.m. this past Monday, Ranger Jenifer Temple responded to a snowmobile accident on Uncas Road in Raquette Lake.

Temple arrived with Raquette Lake Ambulance to find a 54-year-old woman from Manlius had suffered multiple serious injuries to her extremities and torso. Temple assisted with packaging the woman for transport by Raquette Lake Ambulance to an area hospital in Utica for further treatment.

Town of North Elba

At 3 p.m. this past Saturday, two hikers coming off Algonquin Mountain in the High Peaks Wilderness Area called DEC’s Ray Brook dispatch for help.

A 45-year-old woman from Montreal took a wrong step while descending the mountain and sustained an ankle injury. Six forest rangers responded to assist the hiker off the mountain, arriving at 5:26 p.m. The rangers stabilized the injury and carried the injured hiker out to a waiting snowmobile.

At 8:20 p.m., the hikers and rangers were back to the trailhead at the Adirondak Loj. The hiker sought further medical attention on her own.

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