12.10.22 Carrot Basin Rescue



Carrot Basin Rescue


On December 10th, 2022, at 2:23 P.M., Gallatin County Dispatch received a call that a snowmobiler had sustained serious injuries to their lower leg near the Carrot Basin area of Big Sky. Another snowmobile rider had placed the call for help using his satellite phone from the trail.


Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue (GCSSAR) Big Sky Section and the Big Sky Fire Department responded to the call. GCSSAR teams deployed on snowmobiles.  When they arrived and assessed the patient they immobilized the injured leg. The patient was packaged and brought out to the awaiting Big Sky Fire Department ambulance. The patient was then transported to the next higher level of care for further evaluation and treatment.


Sheriff Dan Springer would like to commend the other riders for staying with, and helping the injured rider until help arrived. He would also like to remind everyone that accidents can happen to anyone, so bring plenty of supplies, a communication/location device, a first aid kit in case of emergencies, and plenty of warm winter clothing.

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