It was a scary moment for one family during what should have been a relaxing day away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Thankfully, there was a hero ready to jump into action.

Off-Duty Paramedic Saves Child at Popular Lake George Attraction

According to WNYT 13 in Albany, New York, a 5-year-old girl was found unresponsive at  Six Flags Great Escape Lodge and Indoor Waterpark on Saturday, April 20th, 2024.

News Channel 13 explains that Paramedic Stacy Brayton, who was at the indoor waterpark with her son on her day off, was just about to enter the river area when she saw a group of people pull the girl out of the water.

It was at that moment that Brayton's paramedic training kicked in. She and others in the group couldn't find the young girl's pulse so she began CPR. Brayton tells News Channel 13 the group did compressions for about five minutes or so, that's when the little girl started breathing on her own.

The paramedic adds "by the time the ambulance got there, she was conscious and crying. So then when everybody came in, I just said to them, ‘She’s breathing, she’s breathing,’ because that’s the first thing you want to hear as a first responder."

A spokesperson for The Great Escape Lodge and Indoor Waterpark told WNYT that lifeguards and onsite EMT's assisted as well.

The Warren County Sheriff's Office reports that the young girl was taken by helicopter to Albany Medical Center and is recovering.

Nominate The Local First Responder in Your Life

Stacy Brayton jumped into action while off duty and ended up assisting in lifesaving measures to save a little girl.

First responders like Brayton are the exact reason why the Wolf Den of Heroes was created: to shine the spotlight on our local first responders since they are there for us when it matters most.


You can nominate the first responder in your life HERE and they'll be put in the running to be our next Wolf Den of Hero inductee to receive a $250 Visa gift card.

New Addition to The Great Escape in Lake George for 2024

The Great Escape in Lake George has been a wildly popular vacation destination for years and it looks like that tradition will continue. Take a look below a the newest thrill ride to be added to the park for 2024:

New Thrill Ride Being Built At The Great Escape In Lake George

Last August, the Great Escape in Lake George announced that they'd be retiring the Alpine Bobsled Ride to make way for their newest thrill-coaster called "The Bobcat".
This week, we found incredible aerial shots taken from Adirondack Drone that show workers assembling this awesome-looking wooden coaster, and you can see the pics in a gallery of the photos below.

Gallery Credit: Brian Cody TSM Albany

Speaking of traditions and Upstate, New York...did anyone else visit Frontier Town in North Hudson, New York? It was part of a circuit for my family: first Lake George, Great Escape and wrapping up the trip with a stop at Frontier Town. It's been abandoned for years, but take a look at this amazing drone footage from last year:

Exploring the Abandoned Frontier Town in North Hudson, New York

Adirondack Drone took to the skies and grabbed these snapshots of what's left of the abandoned Frontier Town in North Hudson, New York.

If you've ever dreamed of living in Lake George this could be the dream home for you:

LOOK! Charming Cottage on Lake George with 220 feet of Lakefront Sold For $2.8 Million

This charming cottage has two hundred twenty feet of lakefront on beautiful Lake George. It sits on over three acres and it's in the town of Bolton in the tall pines of the Adirondacks. This modest home features three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a large dry boat house. The enclosed screened-in porch sits out over the lake with gorgeous views of the Sagamore and the Narrows. There is a "U"-shaped dock in Huddle Bay. This beachfront property allows you to swim and play whenever you want. Asking $3.2 Million, it sold for $2.8 million.

Gallery Credit: Redfin


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