(Gallatin County, Mont.). On Sunday May 29, 2016 around 4PM 911 Dispatch received a call from hikers on the Drinking Horse Trail. They reported that their friend went unconscious and fell down. The adult male regained consciousness and did not receive any trauma from the fall. However, he had irregular breathing and was shaky.
Members from the Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team and AMR responded to the scene. They reached the male quickly and were able to walk him out. When he reached the ambulance, he stated that he probably did not have enough to eat or drink prior to hiking. He was subsequently transported to the hospital.
Sheriff Gootkin would like to remind hikers to be prepared before heading out to the backcountry. This included being properly nourished and hydrated. Sheriff Gootkin would also like to thank the committed volunteers that make up Gallatin County Search and Rescue. ####