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Disoriented mountain biker helped out of Schoharie County forest

Disoriented mountain biker helped out of Schoharie County forest

Disoriented mountain biker helped out of Schoharie County forest
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TOWN OF JEFFERSON - A state forest ranger helped a disoriented mountain biker out of Clapper Hollow State Forest last week, the state Department of Environmental Conservation said.

The biker, a 58-year-old man from New York City, had gotten lost and had come ill prepared, with nothing to drink, officials said.

The incident happened July 30 at about 3:20 p.m. on Trail 5 at the state forest, the DEC said in an email this week.

The man called dispatchers and indicated he was disoriented and lost on the trail. A forest ranger gave directions, but he indicated he was nervous and couldn't get out on his own. 

Forest Ranger Melissa Milano then used her familiarity with the land to go in, find the biker and led him out. She then gave him a courtesy transport to a residence where he was staying. The incident was over by 5:51 p.m., officials said.

Clapper Hollow State Forest:

 

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