Bear Canyon Rescue

(Gallatin County, Mont.)  4:30 Friday afternoon Sheriff’s Search and Rescue and Ft Ellis Fire Dept. were dispatched to the New World Gulch Trail in Bear Canyon East of Bozeman.  A hiker had come upon a lady laying beside the trail a mile and a half up that appeared disoriented.  The 66 year old Bear Canyon resident and her dog were found by Rescuers about a quarter mile from the trail head.  She had no memory of the majority of the day and could not say what had happened to her.  Evidence including an injury under her chin, chest abrasions and scrapes to the palms of her hands indicated some kind of fall.  She was transported to the hospital and treated for a severe concussion.  Sheriff Gootkin stated “This lady exercises on that trail every week and was out being active and taking advantage of what this county has to offer.  It just emphasizes the point that when you go into the back country even something simple like a fall can be a serious  problem.  Let someone know where you are going and when you intend to return with instructions to call the Sheriff’s Office if you don’t check back in. ”

File photo provided by GCSO


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