Several reports at HudsonValley360.com have police and emergency first-responders busy the past few days, responding to accidents a popular summer venues and parks. In Hunter
on July 26, a vehicle on Platte Clove Road traveled down an embankment about 150 feet before coming to rest. The Twin Cloves Technical Rescue Team used a high-angle technical rope system. “Basic life support and advanced life support care was initiated before the patient was secured to a litter and moved to a second high-angle rope system,” according to a press release from the Twin Cloves Technical Rescue Team. That accident also involved the Tannersville Fire Department and Rescue Squad, Greene County Paramedics, Hunter Ambulance, Cedar Grove Fire Company, Palenville Fire Department, Haines Falls Fire Company, state Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers, Greene County Sheriff’s Office, Greene County Emergency Services, Hunter Police Department, and state police. On July 27 in Chatham
, Brandon S. Pitcher, a Modified stock car racer, died operating an ATV on Bushnell Road. Pitcher was a Lebanon Valley Speedway 358-Modified racer, driving No. 17. Then, July 28 in Athens
, the Greene County Sheriff’s Office searched Green Lake for a body someone reportedly seen in the water. “After an extensive multi-agency search, it has been determined to be unfounded,” the sheriff’s office said in a posting on its Facebook page on July 29. “Public access to the lake can resume immediately.” Read more about this story at HudsonValley360.com.