Sheriff Brian Gootkin would like to remind back country users that medical conditions that might easily be managed in town can become life threatening in the back country. Know your limitations, know the country and take a partner when you are enjoying the back country of Gallatin County.
Hiker Rescued Near Big Sky
According to Gallatin Media Center, a 67-year-old woman was rescued in the Beehive Basin near Big Sky. The woman, who had prior heart problems, collapsed on the trail.
The woman was conscious and breathing, however she had an elevated heart rate, and it was not slowing even after taking in food and water. The Big Sky Division of Gallatin County Search and Rescue responded along with air ambulance Air Idaho. An EMT that was on scene assisted Air Idaho with locating a landing zone and the patient was flown to the Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital.