On Saturday June 19, 2021 at approximately 5:47 pm, Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue in Big Sky responded to a request for assistance from an individual approximately 6 miles up the Buck Ridge Trail, south of the Big Sky junction. One individual riding an ATV rolled the vehicle and sustained multiple injuries. The individual suffered leg, arm, back and neck injuries, also losing consciousness for a short period of time.
Volunteers responded with an ATV and specialized rescue sled and were able to treat the patient on scene before transporting off the mountain and back to the trailhead. The patient was transferred to the Big Sky Fire Department EMS crew for further medical evaluation and transport to the hospital.
Sheriff Dan Springer would like remind people enjoying our recreational opportunities in the backcountry to always travel with a friend and carry a reliable means of communications. In this instance, the injured party’s friend was able to leave the patient and travel a short distance to get a cell signal.
Photos courtesy of Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office