- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 31, 2017

HAINES FALLS, N.Y. (AP) - State forest rangers are warning winter visitors to the Catskill Mountains to be careful after two accidents this weekend.

Rangers responded to two separate incidents five miles apart around the popular Kaaterskill (CAT’-err-skill) Wild Forest area on Sunday afternoon.

They say a 26-year-old woman hiking at Kaaterskill Falls slipped and fell about 80 feet. She was airlifted to Albany Medical Center with head trauma and other injuries and was listed in fair condition.

Also Sunday, a 27-year-old man fell about 50 feet while ice climbing in Platte Cove in the Dark Side area. He was able to walk out with assistance and also was hospitalized.

Rangers urge visitors to stay on designated trails and observe posted warnings.

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