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Girl rescued after falling off snowmobile and injuring her head

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Posted at 2:22 PM, Feb 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-15 16:23:51-05

WEST YELLOWSTONE — A girl who had fallen off a snowmobile and struck a tree with her head was rescued Sunday afternoon near West Yellowstone.

The West Yellowstone Police Department Dispatch Center received a 911 call from a snowmobiler on the Madison Arm Trail, approximately six miles northwest of West Yellowstone at 1:05 p.m. on Sunday.

The snowmobiler reported that his daughter had fallen off her snowmobile and struck a tree with her head. The girl was reportedly having difficulty staying conscious.

Searchers from Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue in West Yellowstone, Custer Gallatin National Forest and Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks responded to assist.

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When rescuers arrived on the scene, the girl was still having difficulty staying conscious. She was quickly loaded into a specialized rescue snowbulance and transported to a waiting Hebgen Basin Rural Fire Department Ambulance who then transported her to Big Sky Medical Center for evaluation.

Photos courtesy of Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office.