Gallatin SAR responds to 2 injured snowmobilers
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: January 23, 2022
On Saturday January 22, 2022 at 10:45 am, Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue in Big Sky responded to assist a snowmobiler who crashed into a tree on Buck Ridge Rd, approximately 3 miles from 191.
Search and Rescue technicians located, and assessed the patient on scene before packaging and transporting to a Big Sky Fire Department EMS crew for further medical evaluation.
Sheriff Dan Springer would like to encourage everyone out enjoying the trails and backcountry to recreate with a partner and carry a reliable means of communication. Rescuers were able to respond quickly to this incident because help was called immediately and accurate GPS coordinates were provided.
On Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 11:42 am, the WestYellowstone PD Dispatch Center received a 911 call for an injured snowmobiler. The patient had suffered a severe leg injury after being thrown from a snowmobile. A member of the patient’s group reported the patient was in a lot of pain from an obvious broken bone.
Volunteers from Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue in West Yellowstone, Custer Gallatin National Forest Service,
Hebgen Basin Rural Fire District t and a helicopter from Life Flight Network ork responded the scene approximately 11 miles south of West Yellowstone to assist with the rescue.
Rescuers and medical personnel quickly responded to the scene and were able to evaluate and treat the snowmobiler. A Life Flight Network helicopter arrived shortly after the rescue team. The patient was packaged into a specialized rescue sled called a snowbulance, and transported to the waiting helicopter a short distance away. The helicopter transported the patient to Bozeman Deaconess Hospital for further evaluation and treatment.