An Attica man, on a kayak trip to Lewis County in northern New York, was rescued Sept. 11 by forest rangers, first responders and members of his kayak group, after suffering a knee injury, according to a news release from the state Department of Environmental Conservation.
The kayaker, who was not identified, injured his knee while walking along the shoreline and was unable to put weight on it, according to DEC.
Lewis County 911 received a report at 12:52 p.m. Sept. 11 that the 40-year-old man had suffered a knee injury on the Beaver River near Eagle Falls in the town of Watson. Dispatchers notified Forest Ranger Evans, who located a member of the kayaker’s group.
The forest ranger then directed rescuers to the location.
The kayaker was packaged into a litter for a half-mile carry out to the trailhead. Lewis County Deputy Sheriffs, Lewis County Search and Rescue, Croghan Fire Department, and the kayaker’s group assisted with the carry out.
The kayaker was transferred to an ambulance and transported to a local hospital for further treatment, according to DEC.
All responders were clear at 2:25 p.m.