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Two people hurt after snowmobile crash near West Yellowstone

Snowmobile crash leaves 2 injured near West Yellowstone
Posted at 11:24 AM, Jan 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-01 13:26:06-05

Two people were rescued on Tuesday after crashing their snowmobile into a group of trees south of West Yellowstone.

West Yellowstone Police Department Dispatch received a 911 call reporting that the two snowmobilers were injured in a snowmobile crash at 10:51 a.m. on Tuesday.

The group indicated that they were on the South Plateau trail, approximately six miles south of West Yellowstone.

A 12-year-old girl and a 48-year-old woman from Glendale, California both sustained back, leg, and head injuries when the snowmobile they were riding left the trail and hit a group of trees near the trail.

The girl reportedly lost consciousness briefly and appeared disoriented.

Rescuers from Gallatin County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue in West Yellowstone, Hebgen Basin Rural Fire District, and Custer Gallatin National Forest Service responded to assist with the rescue.

Crews located the snowmobilers, quickly packaged both patients into specialized rescue sleds, and transported them to a waiting ambulance.

The ambulance then transported both patients to Big Sky Medical Center for evaluation.