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Kalispell man suffers head injury after fall in Hyalite Canyon

Posted at 12:06 PM, Jun 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-17 11:56:41-04

BOZEMAN – The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office reports that a 23-year-old Kalispell man suffered a “significant head injury” after falling while climbing.

Rescuers responded to Practice Rock in Hyalite Canyon around 6:30 p.m. Saturday and had the man evacuated in about an hour, the release said.

Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin described the rescue as “technically difficult,” adding, “We are grateful for the skill of our search and rescue volunteers and the help from other agencies.”

“It is not easy to get an injured person out of that area but the SAR Team is really good at what they do,” Sheriff Gootkin said.

No further information about the climber’s condition or extent of injuries was released.