Author Archives: Jason Jarrett

Three Search and Rescue Calls with One Fatality

(Gallatin County, Mont.) Gallatin County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue started a busy night at 5:30 P.M. yesterday when  missing 72-year-old woman with dementia was reported missing in Big Sky.  Sheriff’s Deputies and the Big Sky Division of Sheriff’s Search and Rescue … Continue reading

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Clarkston Fire

(Gallatin County, Mont.)  The fire reported in the Clarkston area North of Three Forks has been declared under control.  The human caused fire was reported about 1:30 P.M..  Fire Departments from around Gallatin and Broadwater County as well as the … Continue reading

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Woman Rescued After Fall From Horse near Big Sky

(Big Sky, Mont.) On Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 8:00 PM, Gallatin County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue at Big Sky and Paramedics from the Big Sky Fire Department responded to a backcountry rescue on the Porcupine Creek Trail.   A 73 … Continue reading

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Sheriff Gootkin Injured in Motorcycle Collision with Deer

(Gallatin County, Mont.) Sheriff Brian Gootkin  is recovering at Benefis hospital in Great Falls after a motorcycle accident on Saturday, August 5. Sheriff Gootkin struck a deer outside of White Sulphur Springs. He was taken by medical helicopter to the … Continue reading

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Mountain Goats Cause Rescue on Bridger Ridge

(Gallatin County, Mont.) On Sunday morning about 8:00, the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team responded to the Bridger Ridge Trail for a backcountry rescue. A family of three from Spokane, WA was hiking from Fairy Lake to the … Continue reading

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Fall from Ross Peak Sends Search and Rescue into Action

(Gallatin County, Mont.) A fall on Ross Peak North of Bozeman sent Sheriff’s Search and Rescue volunteers and Deputies into action Tuesday afternoon about 3:00 P.M.   Rescuers were dispatched to the area for a report of a male who … Continue reading

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From Bridger to space to 911

(Gallatin County, Mont.)On Saturday, July 8, 2017, at approximately 10:45 AM, the Gallatin County 911 Center received a call from International Emergency Response, a spot beacon service, regarding an injured female who was horseback. The caller from emergency response provided … Continue reading

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SAR Volunteers Always Working

(Gallatin County, Mont.) Monday was a typical start of summer day.  Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Volunteers from all over Gallatin County going about their business, working or getting ready for a family day on the 4th.   At 6:03 P.M.  pagers … Continue reading

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Horse Rider Injured in Spanish Creek

(Gallatin County, Mont)   Gallatin County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Deputies with Gallatin County Search and Rescue volunteers including; Sheriff’s Posse, Big Sky SAR, and SAR Hams, Helicopter Rescue and Alpine Team with the help of Gallatin Gateway Fire Dept, US Forest Service Law … Continue reading

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Hebgen Lake Victim Identified

(Gallatin County, Mont.)  The subject of the search last Thursday at Hebgen Lake is identified as Jeffrey Barr age 67 of Burbank, CA.  He was located in the lake Friday morning by Sheriff’s Search and Rescuers.  The cause of death … Continue reading

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