9.26.22 Junction 8 Rescue



On Monday, September 26, 2022, at 9:24 a.m., the West Yellowstone Police Department received a 911 call from an individual who had possibly suffered a broken leg during a UTV rollover. The coordinates retrieved from the 911 call indicated that the crash location was 7.3 miles west of West Yellowstone.

Volunteers from Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue in West Yellowstone, Custer Gallatin National Forest Service, and Hebgen Basin Rural Fire Department responded to assist with the incident. The injured person was escorted to meet with a HBFD ambulance for medical evaluation ultimately choosing to self-transport to the Ennis Regional Medical Center for further care.

Sheriff Dan Springer would like to remind UTV operators to ride within their abilities and be watchful for changing trail conditions. Carrying a reliable means of communication was integral in the swift response during this incident.

Leave a Reply