Drinking Horse Rescue


On March 29, 2017 at 3:06 PM the Gallatin County 911 Center received a call about an injured hiker on the Drinking Horse trail. The caller reported that a 50 year old female had fallen and hurt her lower leg and could not walk any further. The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue team, American Medical Response, Bridger Fire and the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched and responded to the area. The caller reported that the patient was halfway up the “easy” trail.

A paramedic from AMR hiked up to the patient prior to Search and Rescue’s arrival for patient assessment. Personnel from the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue team hiked to the patient with a one wheeled liter. The patient was found to be in good health but with a lower leg injury. The patient was packaged in the one wheeled liter and brought to the trailhead by SAR and AMR members. The 50 year old Bozeman resident was taken to Bozeman Deaconess Health Services by private vehicle for further treatment.

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