A Texas man was rescued with a broken leg after his snowmobile crashed into a tree Wednesday morning near West Yellowstone, according to a press release from the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office.
On Wednesday, just before 9 a.m., Search and Rescue in West Yellowstone received a call reporting a snowmobile crash on Two Top Trail, a few miles west of West Yellowstone. Forty minutes later, Search and Rescue, Hebgen Basin Fire Department, and Forest Service Law Enforcement met the 40-year-old man at the scene of the crash.
The man was conscious with a broken leg, and was taken by sled to an ambulance and later to the Big Sky Medical Center.
The busy department Tuesday morning also rescued a 36-year-old Bozeman man whose car was stuck on a rural road in Gallatin County a few miles south of Meagher County.
He was stuck on Sixteen Mile Road since the night before, but was able to stay warm in his car. Gallatin County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue responded by truck and snowmobile, and rescued the man. They left his car to be recovered when road conditions improve.
Around 1 a.m. Wednesday, Gallatin County Search and Rescue also found a father and son from Utah who got lost hiking in the Spanish Peaks near Bozeman. They were hypothermic and flown to the University of Utah Burn Center for frostbite.
The Search and Rescue unit has stayed busy this season with 16 rescues in January, according to the department.