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Woman rescued near West Yellowstone after snowmobile crash

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WEST YELLOWSTONE - A Pennsylvania woman was rescued near West Yellowstone after being injured in a snowmobile crash on Wednesday afternoon.

The woman’s husband called 911 at approximately 3:15 p.m. and reported that his 65-year-old wife had been thrown from their snowmobile injuring her hip and possibly fracturing her collarbone.

The couple from Harrisburg Pennsylvania had been snowmobiling together on a two-up snowmobile when the snowmobile left the trail and struck a tree. 

Rescuers from the Sheriff’s Search and Rescue in West Yellowstone, Yellowstone National Park, Hebgen Basin Fire Department and the U.S. Forest Service responded to assist with the rescue.

Rescuers located the pair using the GPS coordinates retrieved from the 911 call, finding the injured woman to be alert but in pain. They were able to quickly package the patient and begin transporting to the waiting ambulance. However, her injuries combined with the rough trail conditions made travel slow as they attempted to keep the snowmobiler comfortable. The rescue team met up with the Hebgen Basin Fire Department ambulance, which transported her to Bozeman Deaconess Hospital for evaluation.

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