Big Sky Paragliding Accident

On December 18, 2020, Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue was called for a paragliding accident. A 25-year-old man crashed his paraglider on a steep, rocky mountainside north of the Big Sky Meadow Village and sustained serious injuries. Multiple search and rescue units, including Big Sky Search and Rescue, Heli/Alpine Team, and Ham radio operators, responded. SAR volunteers were able to reach the patient and short-haul him out of the mountains by helicopter, then deliver him to the Big Sky Fire Department. The patient was ultimately flown by Life Flight Network to Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital for treatment.
Photos courtesy of Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office

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