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Belfast teen saved by Ranger, Troopers and first responders


The young man was returned home by first responders

Michael T. Baldwin reports,

Town of Belfast, Allegany County

Wilderness Search: On Aug. 28 at 7:45 p.m., Forest Ranger Thaine and the New York State Police (NYSP) responded to a report of a missing child. The 13-year-old’s family advised the teen had left four to five hours earlier to look for the family dog. The dog returned home without the boy. The family also indicated the subject suffers from episodes of passing out.

An Allegany County Sheriff’s Office drone made a possible sighting in the woods a short distance from the residence. At 9:15 p.m., Ranger Thaine and NYSP Troopers found the boy unconscious, but breathing. Rescuers revived the subject, provided him with water, and walked him home. Belfast Ambulance transported the teen to the hospital as a precaution. Resources were clear at 11:00 p.m.

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