On June 1, 2021, at 5:45 pm, Gallatin County dispatch received a call of a subject who had impaled their foot on an object while hiking to Ousel Falls in Big Sky. The subject was able to remove the impalement but their foot was bleeding. Gallatin County Sheriff’s Deputies and Search and Rescue responded with the Big Sky Fire Department. Medical professionals from the Fire Department were able to treat the injury on scene and the subject was assisted off the trail by Search and Rescue volunteers. The subject elected to go to the hospital by personal vehicle.
Sheriff Dan Springer would like to remind outdoor enthusiasts to bring tools, supplies, and proper clothing when recreating in the backcountry. A first aid kit is also essential to help stop bleeding while waiting for rescuers to arrive.
Photo courtesy of Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office