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Snowmobile Crash Near Bridger Sends Belgrade Man To The Hospital

Sheriff’s Search and Rescue workers were called to the Brackett Creek trailhead a little after 12:00 this afternoon following a report of a 63 year old male involved in a snowmobile crash.

According to Sheriff’s Deputy and Incident Commander Matt Boxmeyer, a 63 year old man from Belgrade, was riding with five other snowmobilers and failed to negotiate a switchback curve on Brackett Creed Road.

The rider and his machine came off the road and crashed approximately 15 to 20 feet downhill on a rock slide in timber, sustaining face and head injuries.

The patient was stabilized at the crash site, placed on backboard and taken to Bozeman Deaconess.

The crash remains under investigation.

“As we mentioned yesterday,” says Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin, “This holiday weekend is a busy one for us. When you’re out having fun snowmobiling in the backcountry, be sure and keep a few things in mind:”

· Always ride under control, and avoid excess speed.

· Be aware of the terrain you are riding in and be ready for that terrain to change.

· Be sure you are wearing all of your personal protective gear properly.

“This is a great place for outdoor fun,” says Gootkin. “We just want to make sure you have fun safely.”

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