Search and rescue teams locate missing hiker in Big Moose

On Saturday, a man called 911 after his father didn't return from a hike in the woods as expected. DEC Forest Rangers and New York State Police searched the woods throughout the night but did not find the man.

Posted: May 1, 2021 6:52 PM
Updated: May 3, 2021 10:47 AM

BIG MOOSE, N.Y. --- A missing hiker was found safe and sound after being missing in the woods near Big Moose overnight.

On Saturday, a man called 911 after his father didn't return from a hike in the woods as expected. DEC Forest Rangers and New York State Police searched the woods throughout the night but did not find the man. On Sunday, more resources were called to the scene including firefighters, K9 units, and drones. 

Teams then located the man in the woods with an injury to his leg and symptoms of hypothermia. The NYSDEC said the hiker became disoriented while hiking in the area and his injury to his leg prevented him from moving. The man was given a blanket and food and brought out of the woods to an Old Forge Rescue Squad. 

The man was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

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