Little Bear Search
On March 13, 2022, at 4:53pm, Gallatin County Dispatch received a call for a snowmobiler that had not returned home. The snowmobiler said they would be up Little Bear Rd and would return by home by 3pm and would be no later than 4pm. The snowmobiler was alone and had many years of experience in backcountry snowmobiling.
Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue volunteers from the Valley Section responded to the bottom of the road. They deployed three teams of snowmobilers to search for the missing person.
Search and Rescue teams located the snowmobiler at the last known location and discovered they had been stuck for a few hours. Search and Rescue teams escorted the snowmobiler back and conducted a medical assessment. The snowmobiler sustained no injuries.
Sheriff Dan Springer would like to remind recreationalists that even with experience, conditions could change suddenly, so remember to travel with another person, dress for the ever changing weather, and to bring enough food and water so you are prepared for unexpected situations.
Photos courtesy of Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office.