Man Rescued After Fall on Drinking Horse Trail
From the Gallatin County Sheriff's Office:
On Saturday at 10:25 am, Sheriff’s Search and Rescue, Bridger Canyon Fire Department, and an American Medical Response ambulance responded to a an emergency call coming from Drinking Horse Trail.
A 32 year-old-man was hiking with his wife and dog when he slipped off a steep, icy section of trail and fell about 30 feet. He suffered injuries to his head,including lacerations and losing consciousness. His wife called 911 for help.
Rescuers hiked to the man, provided medical care including treatment for hypothermia. Due to the steep, icy terrain, rescuers had to rig a rope to get the man back up to the trail. He transported him to the trailhead on a specialized rescue litter where he was taken to the hospital by ambulance.
No other details on the man's condition have been released.
The Gallatin County Sheriff's Office contributed to this report.