Horseback Rider Life Flighted to Hospital
A horseback rider was Life Flighted to Bozeman Deaconess Hospital after being bucked off his horse on Wednesday afternoon. The man had numerous injuries from the incident that occurred around 1:30 p.m.
The Gallatin County Sheriff's Office originally received an unclear call from someone located about three miles up Bear Canyon. A deputy attempted to call and text the reporting party, but due to poor cell service was unable to make contact according to a recent press release. Because of the remote location, the Gallatin County Sheriff's Search and Rescue were contacted.
The deputy soon received a call from one of the five riders who had ridden to cell service. The group of five riders was about 2.5 miles along the trail when one of the riders was bucked off his horse. The victim, a 68-year-old man, had numerous injuries.
At this point, Life Flight was requested and was able to land 600 yards away. Search and Rescue volunteers on four-wheelers located the victim and he was moved to the helicopter and transported to Bozeman Deaconess Hospital.
The release did not specifically mention the type of injuries the man sustained.
Last year the Gallatin County Search and Rescue went on 108 calls, of which 42 were searches and 62 were rescues. 16 of these were mutual-aid calls. About 152 volunteers dropped what they were doing to go help someone according to the 2019 report that was released late June of this year.