May 5, 2011

Rescue at Schodack Island

Schodack Rescue

At approximately 1:12 PM, a New York State Thruway employee, working on the Castleton Bridge, observed a person who appeared to be stuck and struggling in waist deep mud on the eastern shore of the Schodack Island State Park.

New York State Police, New York State Park Police, and Schodack Landing Fire & Rescue responded. The subject, a 62 year old man from East Greenbush, managed to free himself prior to being located by responding personnel.

Personnel from Castleton, Clinton Heights assisted Schodack Landing at the scene.

The subject, who was not injured, stated that he frequently hikes in the park but on this occasion had ventured off the established trails and misjudged the depth of the mud along the shoreline during low tide.

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