Author Archives: Jason Jarrett

Weather Strands Hiker on Bridger Ridge

(Gallatin County, Mont.) Saturday afternoon at 3:47, Gallatin County 911 received a call from a 45-year-old runner from Atlanta.  The runner had started at the Fairy Lake Trailhead with the ambition of running the Ridge trail but found himself disoriented … Continue reading

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Summer Dehydration on Bridger Ridge

(Gallatin County, Mont.)  Thursday evening at 7:00 911 received a call from a 23 year old mountain biker worried about being dehydrated and thought he might pass out.  The 911 center was not able to pin point his location but … Continue reading

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Rescue in Corbley Gulch

(Gallatin County, Mont.) On Sunday, July 21st, around 2:24 pm, Gallatin County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue responded to a backcountry rescue in the Bridger Mountains.  A 24-year-old, who was hiking alone about four miles from the Corbley Gulch Trailhead, injured … Continue reading

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Climbing Accident Claims Search and Rescue Member

(Gallatin and Park County Mont.)  With a heavy heart, Sheriff Brian Gootkin and Gallatin County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue share that our friend and teammate Travis Swanson lost his life in a climbing accident yesterday on Mount Cowen in Park … Continue reading

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Weekend Search and Rescue Activity

(Gallatin County, Mont.) The last weekend in June saw 80 Search and Rescue Volunteers spend 285 hours on three incidents. The first incident was Saturday evening when Sheriff’s Search and Rescue and Central Valley Fire were dispatched to an injured … Continue reading

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A Message from the Sheriff to Forrest Fenn Treasure Hunters

(Gallatin County, Mont.) In the last couple years, two people have died, two have been rescued near death, several have had run-ins with local and federal law enforcement, and one told his wife today he was injured but not where … Continue reading

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Climbing Rescue in Hyalite Canyon

(Gallatin County, Mont.) Saturday evening at 6:30 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.  The 23 year old man from … Continue reading

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River Rescue Video link

The link for the river safety advisory is available here; https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClO47NkTuqo4F_KgHipLJbA      

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Water Rescue on the Gallatin

(Gallatin County, Mont.) Monday at 8:50 pm, Sheriff’s Search and Rescue responded to a water rescue on the Gallatin River between Axtell Anceny Rd and Norris Rd.  A local Magenta Road resident heard what he thought was screaming coming from … Continue reading

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Sunday Area Closure

(Gallatin County, Mont.) Sunday May 12, 2019 Leverich Canyon trail head and connecting trails are again closed to the public to assist Sheriff’s Search and Rescue on a missing person search.  Sheriff Gootkin and the Custer Gallatin National Forest appreciate … Continue reading

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