Rangers help rescue injured hiker at Kaaterskill Falls

Town of HunterGreene County

Wildland Rescue: 

At around 4 p.m. on July 14, hikers notified Assistant Forest Ranger Aaron France of an injured hiker at the bottom area of Kaaterskill Falls. 

The hiker had injured his ankle while walking on rocks in the stream. Companions had assisted the injured hiker up the stone staircase back toward the trailhead until he could no longer bear weight on the ankle. 

France notified Ranger Robert Dawson and Assistant Forest Ranger Leslie Green, who arrived and began assessing the patient. The hiker’s ankle was splinted, but he was unable to walk with the assistance of crutches. 

The subject was then packaged in a litter and carried the remainder of the trail with assistance from other hikers to Ranger Dawson’s vehicle.  At the Laurel House trailhead, he declined further medical care. 

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