7.13.22 Beehive Basin Rescue


Beehive Basin Rescue

On July 13, 2022, at 2:43 pm, Gallatin County dispatchreceived a call from hikers that needed assistance getting out of Beehive Basin. One hiker in the group became tired, weak and nauseous and was unable to continue without professional assistance.

Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue Big Sky Section and Valley Section volunteers responded to the call, made their way to the ill hiker, conducted a medical assessmentand provided a ride out to the trailhead. Big Sky Fire was standing by to provide medical assistance as needed.  All team members and the hiking group arrived at the trailhead just as severe lightening, hail and a rainstormbegan.

Gallatin County Sheriff Dan Springer would like to commend the hikers for having a means of communication, recognizing that they needed help early on and having extra water and food. It is always good to have the above items and to be prepared for the variable extremes that can occur in our beautiful backcountry.

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