BIG SKY – A 72-year-old woman who had fallen and was unconscious was rescued on New Year’s Day on the Ousel Falls Trail.
According to the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office, emergency crews from Big Sky were dispatched to rescue the woman at 3 p.m. Tuesday.
Rescuers including Gallatin County Search and Rescue, a sheriff’s deputy, and Big Sky Fire Department medics hiked the trail and located her at the rest area at the end. The woman was conscious when she was found, but cold and not feeling well.
She was medically checked and provided items to help warm her up before being transported to a waiting ambulance at the trailhead and then transported to Big Sky Medical Center.
Sheriff Gootkin wants to remind everyone to be prepared and equipped for the extreme environment while recreating in the outdoors this winter.