PBA of NYS Forest Rangers Rescue Lost Hiker on Mount Marcy
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
The PBA of New York State congratulates the forest rangers who braved dangerous conditions on Mount Marcy during the rescue of a lost hiker this morning.
The initial rescue unit – consisting of four rangers – was called off at midnight on Monday after several hours of looking for the individual. During that time, the rangers’ efforts were hampered by 30-35 mph winds with a wind-chill factor near 20 below. Early Tuesday morning, the search resumed. After 4 hours of intense searching, the lost hiker was located by a group of five forest rangers 500 feet below the summit.
The individual was air lifted to Adirondack Medical Center shortly thereafter and is listed in good condition.