On Monday, February 5 at about 2:38 pm, New York State Forest Ranger Evan Donegan overheard radio traffic from Warren County about a subject who had fallen into the Schroon River in the town of Warrensburg.
The 33-year-old from Warrensburg had been trying to cross the river but slipped on the rocks and fell. She was able to get herself out of the water to shore where someone saw her and called for help.
Rangers Baker, Donegan, Morehouse, and Quinn responded to the convergence of the Hudson and Schroon rivers, warmed the subject, and brought her to Warrensburg EMS to be treated for hypothermia.
Previously, on February 3 at at 5:45 pm, Forest Rangers Allwine and Seeley responded to a call for a hiker who fell 12 feet on the escarpment trail in the town of Hunter, Greene County, in the Catskills.
Rangers and local fire departments and EMS reached the 51-year-old from Ulster Park less than a quarter mile from the trailhead. The hiker had mild hypothermia and pain to her back, shoulder, and hip.
Rescue crews carried the patient to an ambulance. Resources were clear at 7:45 p.m.
Read past Forest Ranger search and rescue reports here.
Photo of escarpment trail rescue provided by DEC.