Snowmobile Crash lead to Rescue outside West Yellowstone

On Sunday February 26th Sheriff’s Search and Rescue in West Yellowstone was notified of a snowmobile accident approximately one half mile from Highway 191 on the Cougar Creek snowmobile trail.  Two sixty-four year old males were involved.  One was from Kalispell, Montana and the other was from Hayden Lake, Idaho.  One snowmobiler had slowed down or stopped his snowmobile on the trail.  The other snowmobiler was following him and crashed into the left side of the lead snowmobile.  One individual suffered a right hand injury and back pain.  The other suffered right arm, right leg and left chest injuries.  West Yellowstone Search and Rescue responded to the scene and transported both patients to a waiting ambulance on Highway 191.  They were taken to Bozeman Deaconess Hospital for treatment.  The U.S. Forest Service is investigating the accident.

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