12.19.22 Horse Butte Snowmobile Rescue



On Monday, December 19, 2022, at 10:54 a.m. the West Yellowstone Police Department dispatch center received a 911 call from a snowmobiler on Horse Butte, 7 miles northwest of West Yellowstone. The passenger of a two-up snowmobile had become trapped underneath after the snowmobile flipped upside down. The passenger was reported to possibly have a broken leg.

Volunteers from Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue in West Yellowstone, Custer Gallatin National Forest Service and Hebgen Basin Fire Department responded to assist with the rescue.

Rescuers were able to lift the snowmobile off the snowmobiler and determine that their leg was not broken. Both riders were escorted back to town safely.

Sheriff Dan Springer would like to commend the snowmobiler for quickly realizing the need to call for help thus allowing responders to get to the scene quickly and provide aid.

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