New York forest rangers rescued two injured hikers in separate incidents on Saturday.
At roughly 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, rangers received a report of a 56-year-old male who had injured his leg while hiking on the Escarpment Trail leading to Windham High Peak in the Windham Blackhead Wilderness Area.
Eleven rangers responded along with personnel from Hensonville Fire Department, Windham Police Department, and Windham Ambulance. Rangers reached the subject by approximately 12:15 p.m.
After administering first aid, rangers packaged the subject into a Stokes basket and, with the help of fire department volunteers, carried him down to a UTV staged at the Elm Ridge lean-to.
The subject was transported to the trailhead, where he was transferred to an ambulance and taken to a local hospital for further care.
In a separate incident, rangers received a report at 4:15 p.m. of a 47-year-old female who had injured her ankle on a trail in the Pilot Knob Preserve.
The trail, located on Lake George Land Conservancy property, had become icy in recent days.
The subject was given medical treatment in the field for her injury and carried out to an awaiting ATV, which took her to an ambulance. She was back at the trailhead by 6:11 p.m., and taken to a local hospital for further care.