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Old 01-30-2018, 11:24 AM   #1
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First-hand account of an accident on Giant Mountain.

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Old 01-30-2018, 11:36 AM   #2
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Way to go guys!
Good thing you guys were there to help out, and glad everyone made it out ok!
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Old 01-30-2018, 12:07 PM   #3
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Great work, Neil!
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Old 01-30-2018, 12:20 PM   #4
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Talk about bad luck being overshadowed by good luck! Nice job fellas!
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Old 01-30-2018, 02:11 PM   #5
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Talk about bad luck being overshadowed by good luck! Nice job fellas!
Couldn't say it better.
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Old 01-30-2018, 02:16 PM   #6
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Man, talk about right place and right time. She's very lucky. Nice work.
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Old 01-30-2018, 02:41 PM   #7
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Absolutely a wonderful piece of fate for you and your hiking companion to be in the right place at the right time. You guys did a great job and are to be commended for your efforts.

That's all for now. Take care and until next well.

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Old 02-05-2018, 05:27 PM   #8
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Whenever I see the reports from the DEC I wonder about all the details that don't get included. Not this time.
This reads so much better knowing the hows and whys, and because you were there and know what you know, it was a report of a recovery and not worse. Well done and thank you.
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Rescue: On Jan. 27 at 3:55 p.m., Forest Rangers were requested to respond to a rescue call on Giant Mountain. A 20-year-old female hiker had sustained an ankle injury while hiking down the Ridge Trail, about a mile and a half from the trailhead. The recent warm weather followed by freezing temperatures caused the trails in the Giant Mountain Wilderness to become icy and difficult to navigate. Forest Ranger Robbie Mecus was dispatched to the scene to evaluate the injury. After assessing the subject, it was determined that the injury could not sustain any weight, requiring her to be carried out in a litter. Six additional Forest Rangers were dispatched to the trail to assist with the carry-out. Keene Valley Ambulance was requested to assist with medical treatment at the trailhead. By 8:55 p.m., all subjects and personnel were back to the trailhead. The subject was transported by ambulance to the Elizabethtown Hospital for further medical treatment.
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Old 02-05-2018, 06:39 PM   #9
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Well done Neil!!! That's a nasty bit of trail. Very glad that you were there to help.
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Old 02-06-2018, 01:58 PM   #10
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I know that's not why he did it, but it would be nice if Neil and his friend could be officially recognized for courage and grace under fire. Maybe this would bring to light the importance of training and preparation for these unforgiving environments.
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Old 02-07-2018, 05:06 PM   #11
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The ice was crazy that weekend. Great job both of you for your care and effort that went into this rescue situation.
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Old 02-18-2018, 08:58 PM   #12
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Did Alistair get his down jacket back? Thanks for all the help on that rescue, and good luck as you finish up project 100.
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