On July 15, 2022, at 11:35 am, Gallatin County Dispatch received a call for an injured hiker on Ousel Falls Trail in Big Sky. The hiker sustained an ankle injury and needed assistance getting back to the trailhead.
Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue volunteers from the Big Sky Section responded to the Ousel Falls Trailhead and deployed a team with rescue equipment on the trail. The team met the patient half way between Ousel Falls and the Ousel Falls parking lot. A one-wheeled litter was utilized to transport the patient back to the Ousel Falls parking lot.
Sheriff Dan Springer would like to remind recreationalists that even a nice afternoon hike may not go as planned so be sure to take a means of communication, hike with a friend, and take layers for changing weather conditions.