3.13.21 South Plateau Trail Rescue

On Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 4:15 pm, Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue in West Yellowstone responded to a request for assistance from a snowmobiler on the South Plateau Trail System, approximately 15 miles south of town. Two individuals riding a two seat snowmobile, crashed into a tree while rounding a corner.  Both parties were injured, one with significant face and head injuries.

Volunteers responded with two specialized rescue sleds and were able to treat the patients on scene before transporting them off the mountain and into town. The patient was transferred over to the Hebgen Basin Fire Department EMS crew for further medical evaluation and a transport to the hospital.

Photos courtesy of the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office.