State DEC forest rangers rescue Ogdensburg hiker suffering from heat exhaustion in Macomb
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 10:05 am

MACOMB – An Ogdensburg resident was rescued by Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) officers July 5 from Fish Creek Wildlife Management Area.

DEC received a call at 12:55 p.m. from Forest Ranger Nathaniel Shea reporting about two male hikers suffering from heat-related illness while hiking.

Forest Rangers Shea, Peter Morehouse, and Joshua Hogan responded.

One hiker was "suffering from heat exhaustion with associated vomiting and altered mental status," DEC said.

With the assistance of local fire departments and New York State Park Police, the 24-year-old hiker from Ogdensburg was cooled.

Both hikers were walked to a waiting ambulance for further treatment by 3:15 p.m., DEC said.

A news release from DEC did not identify the hikers.