1.3.23 M Trail Rescue


M Trail Rescue

On January 3, 2023, at 3:15pm, Gallatin County dispatch received a call for a paraglider who was injured on the M Trail.

Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue volunteers from the Valley Section along with American Medical Response, Bridger Canyon Fire, and U.S. Forest Service responded to the M Trail. Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescuedeployed a hasty team and two secondary teams up the trail. A team of two Bridger Canyon Fire EMT’s established initial contact with the patient.

Search and Rescue teams loaded the patient onto a one wheel litter and brought them directly down slope to the trailhead. AMR transported the patient to the next higher level of care for further evaluation.

Sheriff Dan Springer would like to remind recreationaliststhat winter weather can result in an emergency situationquickly. It is important to be prepared for the weather and have a safety plan for an unexpected turn of events.

Photos courtesy of Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office.

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