Gallatin County Search and Rescue sees busy weekend with multiple incidents

Posted at 2:36 PM, Jul 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-02 18:21:57-04

BOZEMAN – A series of incidents kept the Gallatin County Search and Rescue team busy over the weekend, from the trails to the water.

First, Saturday night, both Search and Rescue and Central Valley Fire were called after a hiker injured her knee up in the Truman Gulch Area.

The 27-year-old Bozeman woman had help from her fiance who tried to carry her down, but rescuers had to step in with a wheeled stretcher and ropes after the terrain became too steep.

On Sunday night, another rescue, this one involving three women and their dog who found themselves trapped on an island when their rafts flipped near Gallatin Gateway.

No one was hurt and rescuers were able to get to them with the help of someone living nearby after one of the women went to get help.

Overall, 80 Search and Rescue volunteers spent 285 hours of service.

“They are not just volunteering,” says Jason Jarrett, Gallatin County Search and Rescue commander. “They are professional. They are skilled. They are some of the world’s best at what they do in the outdoor recreation world and so you are not just getting guys showing up to volunteer to help. You are getting the best there is.”

The search and rescue commander says it is a reminder that even when you are prepared to enjoy the outdoors and living an active lifestyle, anything can happen.

Reporting by Cody Boyer for MTN News