On Saturday, July 3rd, 2021 at approximately 12:53 pm, Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue in Big Sky responded to a request for assistance from a group of hikers on the Ousel Falls Trail. The caller reported a member of their group needed assistance back to the trailhead as they were showing signs of dehydration. Big Sky Fire personnel initially responded to the patient location, one-quarter mile from the Ousel Falls parking lot. Big Sky Fire provided the individual with water and conducted a medical assessment.
Volunteers responded and helped the patient back to the trailhead using a one-wheeled litter. After arriving at the Ousel Falls Trailhead the individual was transported to Big Sky Medical Center by the Big Sky Fire Department.
Sheriff Springer would like to encourage you during higher temperatures, to hike early or late when temperatures are lower, and stay hydrated. Bringing extra water when hiking will help you avoid dehydration throughout these hot summer months.