On Thursday April 15, 2021 at approximately 3:42 pm, Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office, Forest Service, West Yellowstone Police Department & Hebgen Basin Fire & EMS responded to a report of a grizzly bear attack on an individual near Bakers Hole Campground area. Law Enforcement teams were able to locate the injured party after approximately 50 minutes of off-trail searching. The individual had sustained significant scalp and facial injuries.
Gallatin County Sheriff Search & Rescue were requested to respond on snowmobile with a rescue toboggan to an area approximately 70 yards away. The patient was able to be transported by volunteers to the toboggan, then taken by snowmobile to a nearby ambulance. Hebgen Basin Fire Department EMS crews then transported the patient to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center for further medical treatment.
Now is the time to remember to be conscientious in the backcountry as the bears are coming out of hibernation and looking for food sources.
The Forest Service and Fish Wildlife and Parks are investigating the incident.