At 12:03 pm on Saturday, Gallatin County 911 received reports from multiple callers that a raft had gone over House Rock and dumped the rafters. Callers stated that two of the three occupants were in the river and the third rafter was heading down the Gallatin River without any paddles. Rescuers from the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue from Big Sky and Bozeman responded to assist with the rescue. One of the rafters sustained a neck injury and was subsequently transported to Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital by the Big Sky Fire Department. The other two rafters were uninjured. All three rafters were experienced raft guides and were wearing appropriate gear. The raft was retrieved with help from Montana Whitewater.
Photo courtesy of Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office