Hiker rescued in Greene County after falling 40 feet

Bill Williams/Columbia-Greene Media Firefighters in Tannersville wait for Forest Rangers to bring an injured woman off the trail.

TANNERSVILLE — A 25-year-old woman from Delaware County is being treated for injuries after she fell 40 feet while hiking in Greene County Wednesday afternoon, according to Kevin Frasier of the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

DEC Forest Rangers, firefighters, rescue personnel and police responded to an area off Gillespie Road in Tannersville just after noon, when they received a 911 call for assistance involving an injured hiker at Kaaterskill State Forest Preserve, said Frasier.

The woman, from Delancy, slipped on the ice before falling, according to DEC officials.

Rangers located the group, about a half-mile from Gillespie Road, and conducted a medical assessment of the injured woman before escorting the group out of the woods, according to Frazier.

The group was brought out of the woods at the former Cortina Valley Ski Area on Cortina Valley Road, where the woman was evaluated by medics and taken to Kingston Hospital by Hunter Ambulance, DEC officials said.

Units involved in the rescue included: Fire departments from Tannersville, Palenville, Centerville and the Twin Cloves Rope Rescue Team.

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