Gallatin County SAR rescues woman injured in snowmobile crash
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: January 3, 2021
Sunday at 12:47 p.m.

WestYellowstone PD

Dispatch received a call from a group of snowmobilers reporting that a member of their party had been injured in a snowmobile crash after her snowmobile left the trail and struck a tree. The 27-year-old woman was reported to be conscious but incoherent after striking the tree with her head as she was ejected from the snowmobile. The crash location was reported to be approximately 6 miles south of West Yellowstone on the South Plateau Trail.

Volunteers from Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue in West Yellowstone, the

Custer Gallatin National Forest

, and

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks

were dispatched to assist with the rescue. Rescuers were able to locate the injured woman and her companions using the coordinates retrieved from the 911 call. The woman was suffering from a head injury along with a possible broken wrist and leg. Rescuers quickly loaded the woman into a rescue sled and transported her back to West Yellowstone to a waiting

Hebgen Basin Rural Fire District

ambulance. The woman was transported to Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital.