Town of Hunter, Greene County, Wilderness Rescue:
On May 26 at 5:57 p.m., Greene County 911 Center contacted DEC Central Dispatch requesting assistance with a 25-year-old woman suffering from a seizure. The woman had hiked from the Steenburgh trailhead to Huckleberry Point with a friend.
The women was located approximately 0.5 miles from the Prediger trailhead when Forest Ranger Christine Nelson and an assistant Forest Ranger arrived on scene with her patrol vehicle.
Ranger Nelson began patient assessment and the woman was verbally responsive. The woman was transported by vehicle to the trailhead. Nelson, Hunter Police Department personnel, Ranger Robert Dawson, and an EMT volunteer transferred the patient from the vehicle into a padded litter to continue assessment.
Greene County paramedics arrived on scene, but the patient became unresponsive. Rescue breathing and CPR were administered while two paramedics intubated and worked on the patient.
The woman regained a pulse and was transported by Hunter ambulance to a landing zone for incoming Lifenet helicopter. Once stabilized, the woman was flown to Albany Medical Center