(Gallatin County, Mont) At 2:57 pm on January 11, Gallatin County Dispatch received a call from an In-Reach reporting two stranded snowmobilers nine miles up Buck Ridge, near Big Sky.
A 46-year-old man from Redstone, Montana and a 27-year-old man from Billings, Montana were stuck in a drainage as dark was approaching. Gallatin County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue in Big Sky and two Canyon Adventure snowmobile guides responded. The snowmobilers were carrying a reliable means of communication, which allowed rescuers to locate them quickly. The men were in good condition and once rescuers helped them get unstuck, they were able to make it safely back to the trailhead. Sheriff Gootkin applauds the two snowmobilers for recognizing their situation as a potentially dangerous one and calling for help when they did.