WGVA 106.3FM 1240AMMix 98.5101.7 The WallWFLR Finger Lakes Country Classic Hits 99.3The Lake 100.1/104.5 WAUB 96.3FM 1590AM

Hikers Rescued From Watkins Glen State Park After Landslide


Three people were rescued from Watkins Glen State Park’s Gorge Trail Saturday night following a landslide on the Lovers Lane Trail.

Emergency crews were dispatched shortly after 8 o’clock with a recon crew initially sent to evaluate the situation. After confirming the landslide, the crew returned to staging, and additional manpower with portable lights and a UTV were dispatched. According to the Watkins Glen Fire Department, two groups were sent to the location of the people trapped utilizing the app “What 3 Words” and entering from east and west. Crews were able to locate the hikers and safely remove them. No injuries were reported.

After the rescue, multiple groups checked all the trails and no one else was found.

Assisting the Watkins Glen Fire Department were the Odessa and Beaver Dams Fire Departments, Schuyler County EMO, NYS Park Police and the Village of Watkins Glen Police Department

Have all the Finger Lakes news from Finger Lakes News Radio delivered to your email every morning for FREE!  Sign up by clicking here.

Get the top stories on your radio 24/7 on Finger Lakes News Radio 96.3 and 1590, WAUB and 106.3 and 1240, WGVA, and on Finger Lakes Country, 96.1/96.9/101.9/1570 WFLR.