Rangers rescue PA woman from Five Ponds Wilderness in town of Clifton
Monday, August 6, 2018 - 5:27 pm

CLIFTON -- The state Department of Environmental Conservation says Forest Rangers rescued an injured Pennsylvania woman from the Five Ponds Wilderness Wednesday, Aug. 1.

The DEC reported that their dispatch in Ray Brook received a call at about 11:37 a.m. on Aug. 1 for an injured female hiker on Grass Pond Mountain near Lows Lake.

The 45-year-old woman from Dover, Penn., and her companions were hiking the remote peak in the Five Ponds Wilderness Area when she sustained a shoulder injury, the DEC said.

Under the authority of Lt. Jay Terry, Rangers Nathan Shea, Peter Morehouse, Will Benzel, and Robert Zurek were dispatched to aid the hiker back out of the woods, according to a news release from DEC.

The hiking party was transported back to their vehicle at Lows lower dam, where they decided to seek further medical attention on their own, said the DEC.