Rescued Hyalite Climber Suffers ‘Significant’ Head Injury
On Saturday, June 15, at approximately 6:30 p.m., Sheriff’s Search and Rescue with Hyalite Fire Department, AMR Ambulance, Reach Air Ambulance and Central Helicopters responded to Practice Rock in Hyalite Canyon for an injured climber.
A 23-year-old Kalispell man suffered a significant head injury after he fell while climbing.
Rescuers from the Alpine Team and Posse, along with Central Helicopters succesfully evacuated the man to medical care in about an hour.
Gallatin County Sheriff Gootkin said,”this was a technically difficult rescue. We are grateful for the skill of our search and rescue volunteers and the help from other agencies. It is not easy to get an injured person out of that area but the SAR Team is really good at what they do.”
The condition of the climber is not yet known.
The Gallatin County Sheriff's Office contributed to this report.