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Hunter rescued from tree stand

RANDOLPH — A hunter stranded in a tree stand was rescued to safety earlier this month.

The New York state Department of Environmental Conservation reports that on Nov. 5 at 2:30 p.m., Forest Ranger Bob Rogers responded to a rescue for an individual hanging from his tree stand in the woods off Hotchkiss Road.

Upon arrival, Rogers and members of the Chautauqua County Tech Rescue team rode into the woods on a Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s utility terrain vehicle to the location of the accident.

At the accident location, the 22-year-old man from Jamestown was found hanging with his feet on the seat of his tree stand and his upper body attached to the tree stand. He had lost his footing while using the climbing tree stand and his foot got caught on the unit, keeping him from falling to the ground.

One member of the tech rescue team climbed a ladder to further assess the situation. After his descent, Rogers loaned his harness to a paramedic so he and another medical provider could begin preventative measures due to concerns about potential suspension trauma.

The man had been suspended from the stand for approximately 2.5 hours. Rogers assisted the tech rescue team with tactical planning and rigging as the rescuers put a patient harness on the hunter, and then raised and then lowered the man to the ground. The subject was then transported from the woods in a UTV and brought to a local hospital.

Woman accused of trying to sneak drugs into jail

COLLINS — A Syracuse woman allegedly tried to sneak drugs into Collins Correctional Facility.

State troopers arrested Debora L. Fuentes, 22, at 11:30 a.m. Sunday and charged her with second-degree promoting prison contraband and violating a state sanitary code.

Troopers responded to Collins Correctional Facility because Fuentes was allegedly attempting to smuggle approximately 12.1 grams of synthetic cannabinoid into the prison. Further investigation into Fuentes by troopers revealed that she had another 5.3 grams of synthetic cannabinoid located in her vehicle.

Fuentes was released on an appearance ticket to appear in Collins Town Court later this month.

Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office

≤ PERRYSBURG — Two individuals were involed in a car-motor vehicle accident around 11:38 a.m. Sunday. Cattaraugus County sheriff’s deputies report Michael Frederickson and Marjorie Keppel avoided injuries in the incident that occurred on Route 39.


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