Belgrade Man Dies Cross-Country Skiing
The Gallatin County Sheriff's Office is reporting that a Belgrade man died on Sunday while cross-country skiing on the groomed trails near Bozeman Deaconess Hospital.
Another cross-country skier called 9-1-1 after coming across a woman performing CPR on a man. Members of the Bozeman Fire Department and Bozeman Police Department responded to the call and were able to walk to the subject’s location. The location was not accessible with an ambulance, so Gallatin County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue responded to the call.
Search & Rescue members were able to access the area with snowmobiles and a tracked four-wheeler pulling the ORION wagon.
Despite the prompt deployment and response of SAR, medical, and law enforcement resources, the 66-year-old Belgrade man succumbed to a heart attack.
According to the press release issued by the Gallatin County Sheriff's Department, the man was identified as Steve Schwab, a retired teacher at Bozeman High School.