Hiker Rescued Near Hyalite
On Sunday, a female hiker was rescued by Gallatin County Sheriff's Search and Rescue around Palisade Falls. The 58-year-old woman from Florida slipped while hiking, resulting in a severe injury to one of her ankles and preventing her from being able to put any weight on it. Other hikers in the area hiked back to the trailhead and then drove out of Hyalite Canyon to get enough cell phone service to call for help.
Rescuers hiked to the injured woman and provided first aid then used a specialized wheeled litter to transport her to the trailhead. The AMR ambulance transported the woman to Bozeman Health Hospital.
Sheriff Gootkin said, “Our back yard is backcountry, a relatively simple injury on the M or up Hyalite becomes more complicated sometimes than just hobbling to the car and driving to urgent care. Get out and be active, that’s one of the cool things about living here but make sure and be prepared.”