Madison Arm Trail Rescue
On Friday February 18, 2022 at 12:15 pm, Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue in West Yellowstone responded to a request for assistance from a snowmobiler on the Madison Arm Trail, 5 miles west of town. An individual riding a snowmobile left the trail and crashed into a tree, suffering a leg injury.
Search and Rescue Volunteers and Custer Gallatin National Forest Law Enforcement responded with a specialized rescue sled and were able to treat the patient on scene before transporting off the trail and to a nearby ambulance. The patient was transferred over to the Hebgen Basin Fire Department EMS crew for further medical evaluation and was then transported to the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.
Sheriff Dan Springer would like to remind riders that not only can trail conditions change rapidly, but also to ride to their ability and only travel the posted speed limits on the trail. Always carry a communication device and be prepared to give your GPS location when calling for help.
Photos courtesy of Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office.