On September 5, 2014 at 2:31 p.m., the Gallatin County/Bozeman City 911 center received a report of an injured hiker on the popular “M” trail outside of Bozeman. It was reported that a 61 year-old female from Belgrade had hurt her ankle and needed help getting off of the mountain. The hiker was said to be on the “steep” trail about halfway between the “M” and the trailhead.
Members from the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue, American Medical Response, Bridger Canyon Fire Department, and the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area. The Search and Rescue team along with two EMTs from AMR quickly made their way to the patient. The patient had an injured ankle and could not walk any further on her own.
The patient was stabilized and transported to the trailhead by using a one wheel litter and good old fashioned manpower. The patient refused transport by ambulance and was taken to Bozeman Deaconess Hospital by private vehicle.