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. #####