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DEC: Severely hypothermic woman rescued from woods in Middleburgh

DEC: Severely hypothermic woman rescued from woods in Middleburgh

A Gloversville woman was also rescued from a trail in Hamilton County, DEC says in a list of ranger activity
DEC: Severely hypothermic woman rescued from woods in Middleburgh
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Photographer: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

MIDDLEBURGH - A Middleburgh woman was found by rescuers severely hypothermic in woods near her cabin late last week, the state Department of Environmental Conservation said Wednesday.

The 28-year-old woman was found at 2:15 a.m. Friday in the woods near her cabin, then carried out of the woods to a waiting ambulance, officials said in a weekly email list of forest ranger activity.

The email also outlined the rescue of a Gloversville woman from a trail in Hamilton County Saturday evening.

The Middleburgh search began the night before, Nov. 14, when authorities received a report that she hadn't been seen since 6 p.m. Nov. 13, officials said. She was last seen near her cabin on her 300-acre farm.

Three state forest rangers responded to a 10:40 p.m. call for assistance from the state police. The rangers assisted troopers, Schoharie County Sheriff's deputies, state police K-9 units and state police Aviation in the search.

The activity report indicated she was found in a severely hypothermic state and  taken to a local hospital for treatment. The report did not update her status.

In the Hamilton County rescue, a man called just after 9:30 p.m. Saturday to report he had not heard from his ex-wife, who was late for an appointment.

He had last spoke to her at 2 p.m. that day as she was leaving to hike an approximately 12-mile section of the Northville-Placid Trail between Benson and Northville, the DEC said.

The caller suspected the 36-year-old woman was hiking alone and he located her vehicle at the Benson Trailhead.

Three forest rangers responded and they found her at about 12:43 a.m. and she was experiencing pain in her right leg, the DEC said.

Rangers walked her back to the trailhead and she was taken for treatment by the Greater Amsterdam Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

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