The Recorder – Hiker rescued on Tully Mountain in Orange

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Published: 3/26/2023 11:08:24 PM

ORANGE — Orange firefighters rescued a lost hiker from the north end of Tully Mountain on Saturday, the department announced on Facebook. 

The hiker, a woman approximately in her 60s, was brought to safety along with her dog after a 90-minute search. She reported no injuries.

According to the post, Shelburne Control received a 911 call reporting the lost hiker at about 11:08 a.m. The department’s on-duty crew responded with assistance from off-duty and call force personnel.

“Once the staging area was set up at the base of the mountain, our [utility task vehicle] was deployed as well as a ground crew to head to the GPS coordinates where the hiker was thought to be,” the Orange Fire Department stated.

Personnel located the hiker and her dog at the back side of the mountain submerged “waist-deep” in a “swampy area,” through which she was cutting across in an attempt to find a way out. She was taken out of the woods by the UTV.

“Reminder: if you are lost, or think you are lost, stay in one spot, contact 911 and await responders,” the department cautioned. “Fortunately, this happened middle of the day, and not in the evening or nighttime hours.”


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