Texas Man Found After Becoming Lost East of Bozeman

img_0248.jpg(Gallatin County, Mont.)

On Monday at 10:00 P.M. the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a lost hunter in the New World Gulch area of Bear Canyon. A 73-year-old Texas man had been hunting in the area with a number of friends and had not returned to the camp after dark.

Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Teams including Deputies, the Posse, K9, Heli-Alpine and HAMs were dispatched for the search.  The REACH medical helicopter was also requested to search the area with night vision goggles.  At about midnight, REACH Air reported seeing a man just off the trail waving a flashlight in strobe mode.  At 01:26, ground teams reached the man who was uninjured and in good spirits but very lost.  Ground teams escorted the man back to his hunting camp.  #####

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