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Injured Connecticut hiker assisted by rangers

June 13, 2018 03:15 pm

HUNTER — A 39-year-old hiker from Oakville, Connecticut, got help from state Department of Environmental Conservation forest rangers after she injured her ankle near Kaaterskill Falls on Saturday, according to the DEC.

The woman injured her ankle after she slipped on a rock and fell near Layman’s Monument at around 1 p.m., according to the DEC.

Forest rangers provided patient care and splinted the woman’s ankle at the scene, according to the DEC. The woman was then placed on a stretcher and taken from the scene by the rangers and rescue personnel.

The woman was carried to a waiting off-road utility vehicle that took her to South Lake, according to the DEC. She was evaluated by EMS personnel and declined transport by an ambulance so she could seek further treatment on her own.

Forest Rangers Christine Nelson, Katherine Fox and Chris DiCintio responded. They were supported by Assistant Forest Rangers Leslie Green and Aaron France. The Haines Falls Fire Department, Tannersville Rescue Squad and Windham Ambulance also assisted.