On Monday, March 8, 2021 at 9:56 a.m., the West Yellowstone Police Department dispatch center received a 911 call reporting a snowmobile crash which had resulted in a possible broken leg. The 911 coordinates retrieved from the call indicated that the group was approximately 7 miles southwest of West Yellowstone on the Two Top trail system.
Volunteers from Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue in West Yellowstone, Custer Gallatin National Forest, and Hebgen Basin Rural Fire District responded to assist with the rescue. Rescuers located the injured snowmobiler, loaded them onto a specialized enclosed rescue sled, and transported them safely to West Yellowstone. The patient was then transported to the Big Sky Medical Center by a Hebgen Basin Fire District ambulance.
Photos courtesy of Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office.