Gallatin Search and Rescue saves stranded snowmobiler
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: February 20, 2023
On February 19, 2023, at 6:24 pm, Gallatin County dispatch received a call for a stranded snowmobiler near Storm Castle. The rider was alone and not able to free a snowmobile from a tree well in the darkness and heavy snow. The stuck snowmobiler was using a GPS communication device to relay information via text messages.
Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue (GCSSAR) volunteers from the Valley Sky Section responded and deployed snowmobile teams. GCSSAR teams located the stranded snowmobiler and assisted in getting the snowmobile unstuck before all returned to the trailhead safely.
Sheriff Dan Springer would like to remind recreationalists that traveling alone is a risk and being prepared by having a communication device can be extremely helpful if your adventures do not go as expected.

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