DIANA- New York State Forest Rangers worked with local agencies in Lewis County by rescuing people who were stranded or suffering medical events during the recent snow blitz.
At around 9:00 a.m. Sunday, emergency authorities were notified of a stranded pair in the town of Diana. According to the DEC, one of them was suffering a cardiac problem.
However, there was an even bigger problem – six feet of snow had accumulated the day/night before, presenting a daunting task for responders to reach the pair.
Fortunately, Long Pond Snowmobile Club was able to help pave the way with one of their snow grooming machines. A DEC tracked SUV followed and managed to reach the subject, who fortunately was in stable condition.
They managed to get him into an ambulance from Lewis County Search & Rescue. His companion followed along to the hospital.
Forest Ranger Lieutenant Hogan and Rangers Benzel, Evans, and Hanno were among those who responded.
In addition, teams managed to rescue a separate person who was trapped in their hunting camp, which was located 4-miles from the nearest plowed road.
Images courtesy via the New York State DEC.