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Woman rescued after mountain bike crash on South Cottonwood Canyon Trail

Posted at 2:45 PM, Jul 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-15 16:45:51-04

A 57-year-old woman who was mountain biking on the South Cottonwood Canyon Trail was rescued after a 30-foot fall on Tuesday evening.

On July 14 at 7 pm, Gallatin County 911 received a call reporting an injured mountain biker on the South Cottonwood Canyon Trail. A woman had fallen approximately 30 feet down a steep embankment. Another mountain biker headed up the hill heard someone calling help from below the trail and was able to scrabble down to her. The man had prior experience as a first responder and was able to coordinate other people on the trail to stay with the woman and to look for the woman’s husband. After coordinating others, he rode his bike to cell service and called for help.

Gallatin County Search and Rescuer responded and with assistance from American Medical Response and Gallatin Gateway Fire Department, brought the woman down the trail on a one-wheeled litter. She was taken to urgent care by her husband.

Photo courtesy of Gallatin County Search and Rescue