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Woman rescued after falling near Ousel Falls

Posted at 11:47 AM, Jan 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-02 17:35:50-05

BIG SKY – A 72-year-old woman who had fallen and was unconscious was rescued on New Year’s Day on the Ousel Falls Trail.

According to a press release from the Gallatin County Sheriff, on Tuesday at 3 p.m. search and rescue at Big Sky was dispatched to rescue the woman.

Rescuers including SAR, a Sheriff’s Deputy and Big Sky Fire Dept. Medics hiked the trail and located her at the end at the rest area. The woman was conscious but cold and not feeling well. She was medically checked and provided items to help warm her up before being transported to a waiting ambulance at the trailhead then transported to Big Sky Medical Center.

Sheriff Gootkin wants to remind everyone to be prepared and equipped for the extreme environment while recreating in the outdoors this winter. Photo courtesy of the Sheriff’s Office.