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One person dead, two injured in separate Granite Peak incidents

Posted at 11:48 AM, Sep 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-07 13:48:09-04

Park County and Gallatin County Rescuers responded to two separate incidents on Granite Peak Sunday that left two people injured and one dead.

Park County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue coordinated with the Gallatin County Search and Rescue high angle rescue team, according to a Facebook post from the Park County Sheriff's Office.

The post said the high angle team completed seven short haul rescues to transport patients to waiting medical helicopters.

Two of the individuals were flown to St. Vincent’s Hospital and Livingston Health Care. Responders recovered the body of one dead person who was transported to Livingston.

Park County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Tad Dykstra thanked the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office SAR high angle rescue, Ridgeview Aviation, Yellowstone National Park, and Guardian Flight for making the mission possible.

Sgt. Dykstra also gave special thanks Pilot Mark Duffy with Central Copters.

“Mark’s son, Tom Duffy was recently killed in a helicopter accident while fighting wildfires,” Sgt. Dykstra wrote. “This morning, Mark showed his true commitment to rescuing those in need, completing an incredible number of rescues before returning for his son’s funeral.”

No further information was available about the people deceased or injured on Granite Peak.