Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office


  On September 12, 2012, at approximately 6:30 p.m., the Gallatin County Search and Rescue responded to a call of a female who had fallen and had a seizure while hiking near the “M”.  Gallatin County Sheriff’s Deputies, approximately 35 Search and Rescue members, AMR, and the Bridger Canyon Fire Department responded to the call. 

   The female, a resident of Bozeman, was hiking the “M” with her two dogs when she fell and hit her head.  It is unclear if the seizure was a cause of the fall or if the fall was a result of the seizure.  The victim was approximately 300 yards below the “M” on the “hard trail”. 

   The female was transported to the trailhead by Search and Rescue personnel within an hour of responding to the call.  The female was transported by AMR to Bozeman Deaconess Hospital.

   The dogs belonging to the female were scared and ran away from searchers as they tried to retrieve the dogs for the owner.  The husband of the victim who had responded to the area also attempted to catch the dogs, but was unsuccessful. 

 Updated Information: At approximately 2:00 p.m. today, September 13th, 2012: the dogs were located and are at home with the owners.

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