Tuesday, October 9, 2012

News: **UPDATE** Hiker Missing Along Bash Bish Falls

From Masslive.com:

COPAKE, N.Y. – Authorities have been searching woods along the New York-Massachusetts border for a missing 28-year-old hiker. They tell local media that Kyle Pember of Northborough, Mass., was last seen by his father at about 3 p.m. on the Massachusetts side of the line near Bash Bish Falls. The falls are in the Columbia County town of Copake, 40 miles southeast of Albany. A search by air and ground failed to find him by early Tuesday evening. It was expected to be suspended after dark and resume Wednesday morning. Massachusetts state police say Pember is 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighs about 150 lbs. and has short wavy dark brown hair. He was wearing a checkered plaid, blueish hooded sweatshirt and jeans. “

***UPDATE ***

It looks like the hiker was found today (10/10) at 4am. That’s certainly good news, I”ve hiked that area a lot and it can be a tough hike.

From the Berkshire Eagle:

COPAKE, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say they've located a 28-year-old man who got lost while hiking in rugged terrain in along the New York-Massachusetts border.

A dispatcher with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office says emergency crews found 28-year-old Kyle Pember of Northborough, Mass. around 4 a.m. Wednesday in Taconic State Park in the town of Copake, 40 miles southeast of Albany.

The dispatcher says he's safe but is still being brought out of the dense forest.

Authorities say Pember was hiking with his father Monday afternoon when the two men got separated. Police launched air and ground searches but didn't find any sign of Pember until he made a cell phone call late Tuesday night. It still took rescuers several hours to find him in the treacherous terrain.“

1 comment:

  1. The falls are actually all in Massachusetts. New York's adjacent "Taconic State Park - Copake Falls Area" is the area around Bash Bish Brook below the falls. Unlike the Massachusetts side, camping sites are available in the New York side. I have hiked here many times. Once I was caught by darkness going down the east side of Bash Bish Mountain. I should have known I was in trouble when I admired the sunset off to the west at the top of the ridge ...