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Snowmobiler Rescued After Hitting Tree

Today, (February 2, 2013) at 1030 a.m., the West Yellowstone Police Department received a report of an injured snowmobiler on the Big Sky Snowmobile Trail, which is north of West Yellowstone.

Sheriff’s Deputies, West Yellowstone Search and Rescue, the U.S. Forest Service, and the Hebgen Basin Fire Departmen, responded and assisted with the rescue.

When they arrived on scene they found a 63-year-old male from Mount Airy, Maryland,who had hit a tree. He was taken out of the backcountry by the rescue team using a specialized rescue sled that is towed by a snowmobile.

He was transferred to a Hebgen Basin FireDepartment ambulance and transported to the Bozeman Deaconess Hospital.

No word on his condition.

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