Climber Rescued After Falling on Granite Peak
A climber was rescued on Monday from Montana's tallest peak, Granite Peak. The report of a fallen climber was received by the Park County Sheriff's Office around 11 a.m. A 19-year-old male was rescued by the Gallatin County High Angle Rescue Team and flown by helicopter to a separate landing zone near Sky Top Lakes. This is where a medical helicopter from Bozeman then landed to provide medical treatment.
The climber was transported by medical helicopter to a hospital in Billings. The extent of his injuries are unknown at this time.
In a separate incident near the same area (about 1 1/2 miles apart) a man was brought out of the area near Sky Top Lakes after suffering from cardiac arrest. It was a 71-year-old male who a Park County Deputy Medic transported to Cook City where they were met by an ambulance to transport the patient to a hospital.
Both of these rescues were actually taking place at the same time. The first alert coming in around 9:45 a.m.