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Albany Woman Falls Ill in Adirondacks, Aided by Forest Ranger

Thursday, October 12, 2017

A 46-year-old woman from Albany was helped off Giant Mountain by a forest ranger Thursday evening after falling ill in the Essex County wilderness, the state Department of Environmental Conservation said Tuesday.

The woman's hiking companion called 911 at about 6 p.m. Oct. 5 to report the woman was experiencing nausea, severe headaches, and weakness as the pair was descending. Coordinates placed them just above the Giant Washbowl.

Ranger Jamison Martin was sent to help and found the two hikers at 7:38 p.m. just below the washbowl. The stricken woman was given water to rehydrate and the ranger escorted her down the rest of the trail, reaching the trailhead by 8:30 p.m.

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