DEC Forest Rangers Find Hikers Lost In The Adirondacks
State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers have located two hikers who spent two nights in the High Peaks of the Adirondacks.
DEC Forest Rangers in a State Police helicopter found 20-year old Blake Alois and 19-year old Madison Popolizio, both of NIskayuna, 265 feet below the summit of Algonquin Peak this morning.
Both were suffering from hypothermia. They're being treated at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake.
The entire DEC family is pleased to report that the hikers missing in the High Peaks have been found and are now receiving medical attention,” said DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos. “We are proud of the actions taken by DEC’s Forest Rangers and our partners from the New York State Police and Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services during this search and rescue effort. DEC encourages all visitors to the High Peaks of the Adirondacks during the winter months to safely prepare for the elements and exercise caution.”