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Skier injured near West Yellowstone rescued

Posted at 4:41 PM, Feb 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-02 18:41:16-05

WEST YELLOWSTONE - A skier who had fallen and sustained a hip and tailbone injury was rescued Wednesday afternoon on the Rendezvous Trail System near West Yellowstone.

According to a press release, on Jan. 26 at 2:47 pm, the West Yellowstone Police Department Dispatch Center received a 911 call from an injured skier one mile south of West Yellowstone.

The skier reported that they had fallen and sustained a hip and tailbone injury. The skier was experiencing pain and was unable to ski to the trailhead.


Volunteers from Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue in West Yellowstone, Hebgen Basin Rural Fire District, and a deputy from the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office responded for the rescue.

Rescuers quickly located the patient, performed an assessment, loaded the patient into a specialized rescue sled and then transported to a waiting Hegben Basin Rural Fire District ambulance.

The ambulance crew then transported the patient to the Big Sky Medical Center for further evaluation.

Photo courtesy of Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office.