Rangers find body of man missing for 5 months

Adirondack forest rangersAdirondack forest rangers recently found the body of a man who had been missing since June 12. The Watertown Daily Times identified him as Kenneth W, McCall, a native of Lowville. He was reported missing by his girlfriend. His remains were found in the Jadwin State Forest in northern Lewis County, just west of the Adirondack Park. Following is the latest Ranger Report from the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

Town of Diana
Lewis County
 On Nov. 12, a hunter found items that led Forest Rangers, Lewis County Sheriff’s Department, and New York State Police to commence search efforts for a missing 23-year-old man in a new area. The man had last been seen on June 12, in the Kimballs Mill Road area in the town of Diana. Forest Rangers responded and coordinated the search for several days while other police agencies conducted investigations. Due to underlying circumstances and no clues, the search was designated as a “limited continuous.” With the new evidence, 10 Forest Rangers and six Lewis County Sheriff’s Department members searched a wooded area in Jadwin State Forest on Nov.13, and located the subject deceased. Lewis County Sheriff’s and State Police are continuing their investigations.

Borough of Brooklyn
Kings County
Recognition Ceremony:
On Nov. 13, Glamour Magazine hosted its Women of the Year Awards at the Kings Theater in Brooklyn.

Alongside many notable celebrities, Glamour recognized four DEC Forest Rangers and professionals who traveled west in 2017 as wildland firefighters to battle blazes in Montana and California, along with other responders to natural disasters.

Town of Diana
Lewis County
 On Nov. 18 at 3:32 p.m., DEC Ray Brook Dispatch received a call from Lewis County 911 requesting Forest Ranger assistance to locate a 50-year-old male lost in Jadwin State Forest while hunting. The subject’s coordinates were obtained by Lewis County Dispatch placing him near the Kimballs Mill Road. Two Rangers responded and located the subject and returned him to his vehicle by 5:32 p.m.

Town of Rochester
Ulster County
On Nov. 19 at 5:20 p.m., DEC Central Dispatch was notified by Ulster County 911 of a hunter reported lost by his hunting companion. Forest Rangers were dispatched to the camp at 54 Dymond Road and cell phone coordinates were obtained for the missing hunter. Responders located the hunter in good condition near the area of the cell phone coordinates. All parties were out of the woods by 7:30 p.m.

Town of White Creek
Washington County
On Nov. 20 at 6:28 a.m., Washington County 911 contacted DEC Central Dispatch requesting Forest Rangers assistance in helping a 73-year-old hunter who had fallen from a tree stand. Forest Rangers responded along with local fire department and ambulance personnel. The hunter was extricated from the woods and transported by EMS to an area hospital for evaluation and treatment. The fall is being investigated by DEC Environmental Conservation Police Officers (ECOs).

About Phil Brown

Phil Brown edited the Adirondack Explorer from 1999 until his retirement in 2018. He continues to explore the park and to write for the publication and website.

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