Posted: Aug 4, 2012 6:46 PM by MTN News
BILLINGS- A Yellowstone National Park helicopter has been conducting flights of the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Area for two injured people in the vicinity of Granite Peak.
The Park County Sheriff's Office released the following information on Saturday:
On Friday August 3, 2012 at approximately 1920 hours Livingston/Park County 911 Center received a call that there are two people injured in the Granite Peak area. The reporting party advised he was contacted on Granite Peak by a climber of a rock slide and the male reporting this was heading to the peak to try and find cell service. There are 6 people in the party with three that stayed at the base camp and three that proceeded up the mountain.
The Park County Sheriff's Office believes the incident happened on Thursday, August 2nd.
The two injured people are believed to be a 20-year-old and 60-year-old man who both sustained leg injuries.
Park County is joined by Search and Rescue, Yellowstone National Park and the U.S. Forest Service to find those individuals.