Snowmobiler rescued near West Yellowstone
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: December 19, 2022
On Saturday, December 17, 2022, at 2:54 p.m. Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue responded to assist Fremont County Search & Rescue (Idaho) in looking for a snowmobiler that had become separated from their group. The snowmobiler was reported to have no food or water and had a history of heart problems. White-out conditions were present, and the temperature was dropping rapidly.
Volunteers from Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue West Yellowstone Section, Big Sky Section, and the SAR Comms Team, in addition to Custer Gallatin National Forest Service, and Hebgen Basin Rural Fire District responded to assist with the search.
After an exhaustive search of the area, volunteers located the snowmobiler stuck in deep snow in the trees 8 miles southwest of West Yellowstone and assisted them back to town after stopping briefly to warm up. The snowmobiler was cold but otherwise uninjured.
Sheriff Dan Springer would like to remind snowmobilers to stay with your group and ride within your abilities. It’s imperative that snowmobilers carry enough survival gear to keep themselves healthy until help can arrive.
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