A man is lucky to be alive after he fell about 45 feet during his Easter hike in the Hudson Valley.

On Sunday around 3 p.m., the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Central Dispatch received a call from Ulster County 911 requesting help with a rescue in Minnewaska State Park Preserve.

The DEC was told a 55-year-old man from Long Island fell about 45 feet into a crevasse near Gertrude's Nose. Forest Rangers responded, along with State Park Police, Ulster County Sheriffs, State Troopers, Mohonk Preserve Rangers, and local fire and ambulance services.

The 55-year-old man from Long Island was extricated from the crevasse and flown from the scene by a State Police helicopter to a waiting ambulance. He was then transported to a hospital in Poughkeepsie where he is recovering from his injuries, according to the DEC. His injuries weren't released.

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