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Adirondack slide "climbing" ... not without risk

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Adirondack slide "climbing" ... not without risk

Postby Catamount » Sat Nov 02, 2013 2:05 am

It's all the rage in the post-Irene Adirondacks but a reminder from this week that you can get hurt.

A hiker slid 75 to 100 feet down a rock slide on an Adirondack mountain, went airborne and somehow survived with only a broken leg.

Tyler Sheehan, 25, of Red Hook, was hiking on Hopkins Mountain in the town of Keene around 3 p.m. Wednesday when he reportedly fell from a ledge, state Department of Environmental Conservation spokeswoman Lori Severino wrote in an email.

"Mr. Sheehan slid approximately 100 feet down an open rock face and was thrown into the air before he was able to stop his descent and call for help," she wrote.

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