Wounded bow hunter rescued from woods in town of Ulster
October 31, 2011
TOWN OF ULSTER -- The Ulster Police Department investigated an
incident Sunday in which a hunter was injured when he fell from his
tree stand while hunting near his residence.
At about 5:22 p.m., Joseph A. Scalfari, 65, 841 Ulster Landing
Road, Town of Ulster, was bow hunting in a tree stand when he fell
approximately 20 feet to the ground.
Scalfari suffered a back injury and was unable move, but used a
cellular telephone that he brought with him into the woods to call
his neighbor for help. His neighbor then called 911 to report what
Scalfari was located by members of the East Kingston Fire
Department and Ulster Police on the ground near his tree stand. A
six-wheel all terrain rescue vehicle was specially called from the
Ruby Fire Department.
Ulster Police, and firefighters from East Kingston and Ruby, and
ambulance personnel from Mobile Life Support, removed Scalfari from
the wooded area using Scalfari's four-wheel ATV and the six-wheel
ATV from the Ruby Fire Department.
Scalfari was taken by Mobile Life Support Ambulance to the
Kingston-Ulster Airport then airlifted by LifeNet Medivac to Albany
Scalfari's condition at this time is unknown.
Agencies involved in incident are as follows: Ulster Police
Department, East Kingston Fire Department, Ruby Fire Department,
Ulster Hose Fire Department, Mobile Life Support Ambulance, and the
Ulster County Sheriff's Office.
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