LEWIS COUNTY, N.Y. (WWTI) — Officers from the Department of Environmental Conservation responded to a call on November 24 to help locate a missing person from Lowville.
According to a press release from the DEC, Lewis County told Ray Brook Dispatch that they found the subject’s vehicle at Francis Lake in the Independence River Wild Forest in around 10:17 p.m. As a result, Rangers Hanno and McCartney responded to the scene and were able to locate the missing person at 12:29 a.m.
At the scene, Rangers determined the subject was likely suffering from hypothermia so they loaded her into a stretcher. She was then carried out of the woods to a Lewis County Search and Rescue ambulance by approximately 1 a.m.
More information about the incident can be found on the DEC website.