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For Release: Saturday, August 5, 2017

DEC Statement on Search for Wayne Lamicela

On Saturday, at approximately 1pm, a caretaker for private property located Mr. Lamicela, in a wooded area, while checking on the property. Mr. Lamicela was barefoot but still mobile and able to walk on his own power with the assistance of the reporting party who helped him to the end of the Hiram Todd Rd. There, a DEC Forest Ranger was able to positively identify Mr. Lamicela and assist with the final evacuation to a waiting ambulance. Mr. Lamicela was evaluated by the ambulance crew and transported to the Margaretville Community Hospital for further evaluation and monitoring where he remains at the time of this report.

Crews are currently still returning from their assignments in the field, it is anticipated that it will be several hours before all units are clear and back to the staging area. DEC thanks all emergency responders who aided in the successful search for Mr. Lamicela.

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