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Bad News – Search and Rescue for Missing Woman

March 30th, 2011 · No Comments · News


The body of a missing Central New York woman was located in the Adirondacks by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Forest Rangers this afternoon.

The body of Kerry Young, 44, of Dewitt, NY was located at approximately 2:00 pm about one mile from her car by two DEC Forest Rangers conducting a ground search. She was found in a stand of conifer trees between the Limekiln-Cedar River Road and Fawn Lake.

A missing person alert had been issued for Ms. Young on Monday evening, March 28, by the Town of Dewitt Police Department. Town of Inlet Police Department checked a vehicle they had noticed parked on the entrance road to the DEC Limekiln Lake Campground off the Limekiln Lake-Cedar River Road and confirmed that it belonged to Ms. Young.

DEC Forest Rangers were contacted to lead the search effort, which began Tuesday morning. Forest Rangers were assisted by members of the NY State Police, State Police Aviation, Town of Inlet Fire Department, Town of Inlet Police Department, Town of Webb Police Department, Hamilton County Sheriff, members of Lower Adirondack Search and Rescue and other volunteers. More than 50 people and a helicopter were involved in the search effort today.

Investigators from the New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Raybrook are leading the investigation into Ms. Young’s death.

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Blog Doldrums and Lost Hikers

April 21st, 2010 · No Comments · News

Spring means Blog Doldrums and a bunch of Lost Hikers.

Recreation- for Red-blooded men

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3 Months in the Woods

December 15th, 2009 · 3 Comments · News

“He’s alive, he’s alive”

Guy “disappears” and then emerges from the woods with his socks frozen to his feet. It seems David Dodds only lost 30 lbs during his adventure in the woods. According to reports, he said he “ate … honey from a hole in a tree”. He just walked into the woods last September, only to walk back out last Saturday.

If this is true, then there will be more interesting details coming out. Where did he live? How did he survive?

Fowler man survives 3 months in the woods

Man missing for three months turns up at camp

Missing for 89 days, David Dodds stumbles into hunting camp

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Lost, Overturned, and Crashed

September 30th, 2009 · 1 Comment · News


September 29, 2009

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Four Search and Rescues

September 2nd, 2009 · No Comments · News


September 3, 2009

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DEC Offering a “Becoming an Outdoors-Woman” Workshop

July 14th, 2009 · 1 Comment · News

This is a very cool program and it’s coming to the Adirondacks. Check it out.

Popular workshops give women the chance to learn outdoor skills such as shooting, archery, fly fishing, hunting, canoeing, kayaking, and outdoor photography

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is now offering one of its very popular “Becoming an Outdoors-Woman”  workshops on September 18 – 20, 2009, at the Silver Bay YMCA on Lake George, Warren County.

“These workshops are particularly important in teaching participants useful outdoors skills, introducing them to fun and challenging activities and encouraging them to connect with nature,” said DEC Commissioner Pete Grannis.

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Cold Weather Tips

January 13th, 2009 · No Comments · Adirondack Life

You know it’s coming, here are tips from the New York State Emergency Management Office:


With arctic-like temperatures and oppressive wind chills forecast to hover over the State tonight through Saturday, the New York State Emergency Management Office urges New Yorkers to follow these safety tips to protect themselves, their families and their loved ones from freezing conditions.

Sub-zero conditions over several days can cause problems such as frozen water pipes and even dangerous situations, especially when care is not taken with heating equipment such as alternative heating sources such as woodstoves, fireplaces and kerosene heaters. Fire hazards are greatly increased in the winter because alternate heating sources often are used without following proper safety precautions.

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