DEC: NJ woman with broken ankle rescued from Five Ponds Wilderness

Town of Clifton
St. Lawrence County
Wilderness Rescue:  
On June 11, 2021, at 10:23 a.m., DEC’s Ray Brook Dispatch received a call from Garmin Inreach Services reporting a 50-year-old woman from Vernon, New Jersey, with a broken ankle on the Olmstead Pond Trail, in the Five Ponds Wilderness. Three Forest Rangers and two Assistant Forest Rangers, along with the Cranberry Lake Rescue Squad and Star Lake Rescue, responded. Once on scene, rescuers splinted the hiker’s leg and she was carried out to a waiting rescue boat. The hiker was then transported across Cranberry Lake where an ambulance brought her to a local hospital for additional medical care.