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Syracuse man rescued after High Peaks tumble


Authorities say a Syracuse man has been rescued after surviving a fall down an Adirondack mountainside and spending the night in freezing temperatures.


The state Department of Environmental Conservation says Monday that 41-year-old Calum Stewart was hiking with three others Saturday afternoon when he tumbled about 150 feet down a slide on Nippletop Mountain in the Essex County town of Keene.


One of the hikers went to his aid while the other two headed down the mountain to seek help. A rescue team of DEC forest rangers reached Stewart at 3:40 a.m. Sunday.


Because hazardous weather conditions prevented the use of a state police helicopter, forest rangers weren't able to get Stewart out of the woods until Sunday night.


Stewart was listed in critical condition Monday at a local hospital.

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