Duck hunters in Hammond get GPS help from dispatch after getting lost in tall grass
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 5:37 pm

HAMMOND -- Two duck hunters needed assistance from St. Lawrence County 911 dispatch after getting lost in tall grass, according to the Department of Environmental Conservation.

At 8:26 p.m. on Oct. 7, DEC says the two people contacted their central dispatch after getting lost while duck hunting.

The hunters became disoriented in the thick tall grass on the shoreline when they attempted to return to their vehicles, DEC said.

The dispatchers told the callers to call 911 to obtain coordinates. At 8:34 p.m., St. Lawrence County 911 provided the subjects' coordinates, which placed them near the end of an access road near Black Lake in the Lonesome Bay State Forest, DEC said.

Forest Rangers responded and located the subjects at 10:20 p.m. in good health. All parties were out of the woods by 11:30 p.m., according to DEC.