At least one person was ticketed for doing something illegal that led to a Hudson Valley man's hiking injury.

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On Aug. 2 at 7:40 p.m., Forest Rangers O'Connell and Schweider responded to a call for an injured hiker at Mullet Falls in the Neversink River Unique Area.

Rangers reached the patient around 9 p.m. Rock Hill EMS splinted the hiker's ankle and Rangers assembled a wheeled litter to carry the 32-year-old from Spring Valley, New York.

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Rangers and members of Rock Hill EMS and Rock Hill Fire Department then helped bring the patient to a waiting UTV, which took him approximately 1.3 miles to a Hatzalah EMS ambulance.

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The patient was part of a group of approximately 80 visitors, according to the New York State DEC. The group's leader was given a ticket.

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"Rangers issued a ticket to the group leader for having a group of more than 20 people on State land without a permit," the New York State DEC wrote in a press release.

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