According to the Gallatin County Sheriff's Office, search and rescue crews were dispatched to the 'M' hiking trail near Bozeman on Friday, January 1.

At approximately 1:51 p.m. on Friday, Gallatin County Sheriff’s Deputies and Search and Rescue responded to a report of a 77-year-old male who fell and injured his leg while hiking the 'M' Trail. The caller stated that she and her father were descending the 'M' Trail when the man lost his footing on a rocky portion, fell, and injured his right quadricep, becoming immobilized.

Search and Rescue crews were able to locate the injured man and loaded him onto a one-wheel litter. SAR members transported the patient down to the trail head where paramedics from AMR and Bridger Canyon Fire Department were able to further assess the patient’s needs and transport the patient to Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital.

Over the past couple of weeks, search and rescue crews in Gallatin County have been very busy.

On Thursday, December 24, a 41-year-old Bozeman man and his 11-year-old daughter crashed their snowmobile into a tree while snowmobiling on the Big Sky Trail system

On Christmas day, crews responded to a 43-year-old woman that crashed her snowmobile and sustained a leg injury while snowmobiling on the Two Top trail system, about 8 miles southwest of West Yellowstone. Shortly after the Top Two call ended, the West Yellowstone Police Department Dispatch received a 911 call from a 63-year-old woman who had fallen while skiing on the Rendezvous Ski Trail about three miles south of West Yellowstone.

On Saturday, December 26, 2020, a 25-year-old man and a 28-year-old man got their snowmobiles stuck in the backcountry on the Big Sky trail system.

On Sunday, December 27, Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue and Gallatin River Ranch Fire Department responded to a call from a 26-year-old man and his 63-year-old mother who overturned their canoe on the Gallatin River.

On Tuesday, December 29, A injured 17-year-old girl had suffered an upper leg injury when the snowmobile she was riding left the trail and struck multiple trees at high speed near West Yellowstone.

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