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DEC: Lost hikers helped from Saratoga County's Moreau Lake State Park

DEC: Lost hikers helped from Saratoga County's Moreau Lake State Park

The incident happened Sunday evening, officials say
DEC: Lost hikers helped from Saratoga County's Moreau Lake State Park
Moreau Lake State Park
Photographer: Gazette file photo

MOREAU - Hikers, including a woman from Greenfield Center who was late taking needed medications, were helped out of Moreau Lake State Park Sunday night, the state Department of Environmental Conservation said this week.

The woman, 54, was among a group of hikers who called 911 at about 7:15 p.m. Sunday to report they were lost. The woman also indicated to dispatchers she was late taking medication for a chronic condition, officials said.

The hikers had no map, flashlights or gear and had made a wrong turn in the dark before calling 911, officials said.

State park police dispatched an officer to the scene who made voice contact with them at about 9:06 p.m. using phone GPS coordinates.

Forest Ranger Joseph Hess then located the hikers.

Paramedics from Moreau EMS met the group at the Spier Falls trailhead at about 11:03 p.m. The woman in need of medication was assessed and released, officials said.

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