Ranger Rescue In North Elba

A rescue in the Town of North Elba. A call came in to DEC’s Ray Brook Dispatch from a man reporting a woman with an upper leg injury near Avalanche Camps. The caller stated that he met another hiker running down the trail to get help for the woman. Assistant Forest Ranger Ethan Engel started in the direction of the camps from the Marcy Dam outpost to evaluate the situation while Forest Rangers and found the injured 55-year-old hiker from Carleton Place, Ontario, Canada, approximately one-half mile from the outpost. She was hobbling down with the assistance of other hikers. The injured woman made it to the outpost where she was met by a ranger on a UTV. After having her leg splinted, the injured woman was driven out the Marcy Dam truck trail and returned to her vehicle, where she sought further medical treatment on her own.