1 Hiker Dead, 1 Rescued on Blackhead Mountain in Catskills

Susan Campriello
Hudson Catskills Newspapers


Two men lost on Blackhead Mountain during a snowstorm since leaving on a hiking trip Friday evening were found by rescuers. One man was found alive Sunday on one of the trails but his hiking companion was found dead Monday.

Alberto Risenberg of Virginia was located Sunday night alive and under a blanket near the mountain’s summit, according to state Department of Environmental Conservation Spokeswoman Maureen Wren.

Risenberg’s hiking companion, Seth Lyon of Poughkeepsie, was found dead Monday afternoon, just a short distance from where Risenberg was found.