Rangers Rescue Drunk Teen on Acid at Wild Party in New York Mountains
When a group of teenagers threw a party New Year's Eve, they probably weren't expecting that they'd need to call for medical help. That's exactly what happened though when a group of 19-year-olds were partying in the mountains early that evening, and one of them reportedly suffered from alcohol poisoning. Syracuse.com says the small group got together in the Marcy Dam area of the Adirondacks.
According to reports, it wasn't just alcohol that was being passed around between the group.
Dispatchers at the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s Ray Brook office got the call from Essex County that one of the teens was suffering from alcohol poisoning while using hallucinogens. Rangers were able to get to the site right before 6 PM where they found three intoxicated teenagers. Because one of the teens was suffering from alcohol poisoning, rangers assisted the individual to an ambulance where they were taken to the hospital.
Many of us sometimes forget our limits, and what starts out as fun can quickly escalate into a situation that's not so enjoyable. When you start combing substances, then it can sometimes lead to trouble. This time of year can also especially add to the problem with it being so cold out.
In another case from around Thanksgiving, three hikers were lucky to be safe after their trip up New York's highest peak got them stuck on the mountain. Aside from not dressing properly for the big hike, DEC Rangers said the stranded hikers had a lot of trouble reading a map, which made this rescue mission even more challenging.
WNYT says the three hikers climbed Mount Marcy the day after Thanksgiving. The DEC says the group first called for help that afternoon after sunset, saying they needed a ride down. They wouldn't be found until right before 10 PM that night, according to sources. Rangers said that that area of Mount Marcy had around eight inches of snow on the ground at the time. The trio was apparently just wearing sneakers.
NY Upstate says that rescuers were finally able to get the group safely to their vehicles. Maybe these aspiring outdoors people will ask for some proper hiking boots for the holidays?
Mount Marcy is the highest peak in all of New York state at 5,344 feet. The mountain is located in the Adirondack High Peaks in Essex County. Snow can start to fall in that part of the state by October, so by the time late November rolls around, the peaks can be covered.