Paragliding across the face of the Bridger Mountains sounds like it would be a great time if you're a thrill-seeker. I've seen people doing it, and I'll admit, I'm a little jealous. It looks like a lot of fun. However, it can also be dangerous.

According to a press release, Gallatin County Search and Rescue responded to a report of a paragliding accident in the Bridger foothills at approximately 11:12 a.m. on Sunday, September 12. Apparently, a paraglider flew too low while defending from the launch point above the "M." The pilot reportedly snagged a tree and crashed. The pilot suffered a back injury as a result of the accident. The pilot was able to make phone contact with other paragliders, and they called 911.

Due to the severity of the injury, the pilot was extracted by air from the Bridger foothills. Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue responded with a ground team who made initial contact with the patient. A call was also made to a helicopter team to coordinate transport from the crash site to an AMR ambulance at Sypes Canyon. trailhead.

The patient was located, secured, and transported by ambulance to Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital, where they received further treatment for their injuries.

Sheriff Dan Springer would like to remind you to call for help in the case of an emergency. A direct call to 911 provides instantaneous information updates to first responders as well as a precise location of the incident.

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