Woman Rescued After Suffering Allergic Reaction During Labor Day Hike

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PERSIA – A woman was rescued by DEC Forest Rangers over the Labor Day Holiday weekend after she suffered an allergic reaction to around 10 bee stings during a hike.

DEC Rangers report, with the help of several other agencies, they rescued a 46-year-old woman around 3 p.m. Monday while she was hiking at the Deer Lick Nature Preserve.

The rangers hiked around a mile to her location. She was assessed and treated by ambulance personnel while one of the rangers worked to coordinate her evacuation process.

Several rangers had to physically cut a path down the hill.

Three additional rangers, members of the Gowanda Fire Department and Cattaraugus Ambulance Company helped carry her out.

Rangers said she was evaluated and released by the ambulance service on scene.


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