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Mountain Biker Fatality

On July 24, 2017, at 3:18 P.M., Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office received a call of an 18 year old male who had collapsed while riding his mountain bike at Big Sky Resort. The Big Sky Ski Patrol responded quickly to … Continue reading

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Rescue on Flathead Pass

On Monday, July 24th, 2017, a little after 2:00 pm, the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office, Gallatin County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue, a Rocky Mountain Rotors Helicopter, a Life Flight Helicopter, and an American Medical Response (AMR) ambulance responded to a … Continue reading

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Owner of Pit Bills Charged

The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office issued citations to Wayne Bartlett, the owner of the two pit bull dogs that were responsible for the death of Melissa Barnes at her residence on June 24, 2017.  Mr. Bartlett is charged with two … Continue reading

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Yellow Mule Trail Rescue

Also on July 8, 2017 a Gallatin County Sheriff’s Deputy, Big Sky Fire Department, and members of Big Sky Search and Rescue responded to a report of an injured person at the Yellow Mule Trail. A 29-year-old female had suffered … Continue reading

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Brackett Creek Rescue

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 a latitude and … Continue reading

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Spanish Peak Rescue

On July 6, 2017 at approximately, 12:30 PM, the Gallatin County 911 Center received a call about an injured mountain biker.  A 34 year-old male from Los Angeles, CA had crashed and fallen off his mountain bike while biking on the … Continue reading

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Lava Lake Rescue

On Thursday, July 6th, 2017, Gallatin County Sheriff Deputies, Paramedics with Big Sky Fire Department, and members of the Gallatin County Search and Rescue responded to a backcountry rescue at Lava Lake Trail.  A 17-year-old male had suffered an allergic … Continue reading

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“M” Rescue

On Tuesday, July 4th, 2017, the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office, Gallatin County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue, an American Medical Response (AMR) ambulance, and Bridger Canyon Fire responded to the area of the “M” for a backcountry rescue. A 36-year-old man … Continue reading

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Gallatin County Search and Rescue

A busy week in Gallatin County. At approximately 9:15 pm, Gallatin County Dispatch received a report of a 19-year-old female about to have a seizure on the steep trail to the “M.”  The female, who was with a friend, lost … Continue reading

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Sheriff To Give Press Release Today On The Dog Attack

Sheriff Gootkin will conduct a press release today, June 26th, at 2:30 p.m. on the dog attack. The Sheriff will answer questions from the press. The press release will be conducted at the Detention Center.

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