12.6.22 Gallatin River Ranch Stranded Motorist


Gallatin River Ranch Stranded Motorist

On December 6, 2022, at 6:24pm Gallatin County 911 received a call from a stranded motorist whose vehicle had become stuck in the snow in the area of Nixon Gulch Rd and Gallatin River Rd. The driver and family were traveling home and accidentally slid into a precarious situation in the snow next to a steep drop off. After assessing the situation, the driver determined they didn’t think a tow truck could safely reach the vehicle and requested assistance to get the family home safely.

Due to road conditions and the location of the vehicle, volunteers from the Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue (GCSSAR) Valley Section responded to the area with side by sides and ATV’s to assist the stranded individuals. After a helicopter from Lifeflight Network was able to find their exact location, the entire family was safely brought down from their vehicle and transported home.

Sheriff Springer would like to remind everyone that with the heavy snowfall we have received this year to always travel prepared. Remember to bring warm clothing and have a communication device handy. Even the best equipment can fail in extreme weather so if you need assistance, please call 911 sooner rather than later.

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