Buck Ridge Rescue
On January 25, 2023, at 10:51 am, Gallatin County dispatch received a call that a snowmobiler had sustained a leg injury on Buck Ridge Trail near mile marker 13 in Big Sky.
Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue Big Sky Section volunteers responded to the scene by snowmobile with a specialized rescue sled. The patient was medically assessed and packaged on scene before being transported to the trailhead.
Gallatin County Sheriff Dan Springer would like to remind winter recreationalists, that even a ride out on the trail can become an emergent issue. He would like to commend the riders for having the ability to quickly communicate the emergency to get help on the way and encourages recreationalists to have a fully charged cell phone or some other communication device in case of an emergency.
Photos courtesy of Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office.