West Gallatin Raft Rescue

(Gallatin County, Mont) On June 27, 2020, at 3:40 pm, Gallatin County 911 received a report of a middle-aged couple who were rafting on the Gallatin River when their boat flipped over; the caller could no longer see them. Members from Gallatin County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue and first responders were able to quickly locate the couple and get them to safety. The woman was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. The couple had been rafting on the Gallatin River and were just north of Gateway South Rd when they drifted under an overhanging tree branch which caught the side of the raft and flipped it. The couple floated underneath the overturned craft for 100 yards down river until they were able to grab onto a log.

Photo courtesy of Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office

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