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Hiker survives 2 days stranded in Adirondacks


PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) - A 29-year-old upstate New York woman remains hospitalized after she spent two days stranded along the Lake Champlain shoreline when she fell down an embankment while hiking.
Authorities tell local media outlets that Sarah LePak of Saranac Lake was hiking alone Wednesday at Point Au Roche in the town of Beekmantown, on the lake's western shore just north of Plattsburgh.
Emergency officials say she left a hiking trail and fell onto some rocks, hurting her leg and leaving her unable to move. She wasn't found until Friday, when other hikers spotted her near the shoreline.
Rescue crews used a boat to reach her and take her to a waiting ambulance.
LePak suffered hypothermia and injuries to her legs. The Adirondack Daily Enterprise reports she remains hospitalized Monday, but officials didn't have information about her condition.

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