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DEC Rangers Assist Residents Stranded by Storm in Town of Diana

 

Published: November 22, 2022 at 01:45 p.m.

By: From DEC Forest Rangers- Week in Review Press Release

 

Town of Diana

Lewis County


Storm Response:
 On Nov. 20 at 9 a.m., Forest Ranger Lieutenant Hogan and Rangers Benzel, Evans, and Hanno responded with Lewis County Emergency Management to help two Diana area residents stranded in a storm that accumulated approximately six feet of snow. One of the two had experienced a cardiac issue. The Long Pond Snowmobile Club used its groomer to break a trail for DEC's tracked SUV. At 10:45 a.m., Rangers reached the subject, who was in stable condition, and helped him into a Lewis County Search and Rescue ambulance. His companion followed the ambulance to the hospital. Rangers also assisted a third subject trapped in a hunting camp approximately four miles from a plowed road.

 

Ranger and Forest Ranger vehicles in snowy woods during rescue
Rangers rescue subjects trapped in a snowstorm

 

Snowy view through window of rescue vehicle during rescue
Rangers rescue subjects trapped in a snowstorm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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