On November 23, 2021, at 10:44 AM, Gallatin County Dispatch received a call for a hiker with a possible broken ankle on the M Trail. The hiker was one half mile up the trail.
Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue Volunteers, AMR, and Bridger Canyon Fire responded to the M Trailhead. Volunteers met with the patient on the trail, stabilized the injured ankle, loaded them into a one-wheeled litter, and subsequently transported the patient down the trail. The patient was taken by AMR to Bozeman Deaconess Hospital for further evaluation.
Sheriff Dan Springer would like to remind recreationalists that an accident can occur on familiar, frequently used trails. Dressing for the weather, having a charged phone, and hiking with a companion can greatly reduce rescue times and provide comfort during changing conditions.