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For Release: Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Update on Search for Missing Hikers from Niskayuna, NY

DEC Forest Rangers with the help of New York State Police Aviation units located Blake Alois, 20, and Madison Popolizio, 19, of Niskayuna, NY, alive on Algonquin Mountain this morning. Rangers are working to evacuate the victims now from the mountain. This is an ongoing incident and additional information will be made available as the rescue operation continues.

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