Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Helms flew hiker out from wilderness lake

Ranger Report Aug 14 2019

Helms flew hiker out from wilderness lake

INDIAN LAKE--On Aug. 5 at 3:30 p.m., DEC's Ray Brook Dispatch received a call from a subject who had located a hiker down on the middle of the Northville Placid Trail, close to Cedar Lake Lean-to #1. The 64-year-old male hiker from Sunderland, Mass., was disoriented and could not walk. The passerby gave the man water to drink and he began to feel well enough to walk. Other hikers carried the man's gear to the lean-to. Forest Ranger Jenifer Temple was flown in by Helms Aviation via float plane to retrieve the hiker. Forest Ranger Temple located the subject, who was able to walk out to the plane's location. The Ranger and the hiker were flown to Long Lake, where Long Lake Rescue transported the hiker to a local hospital for medical treatment. The incident concluded at 8 p.m.

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