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Man taken to hospital after falling in M Trail

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On Friday, June 15, around 2:30, Gallatin County 911 received a report that an 84-year-old man fell on the M trail and needed medical assistance. He was half a mile up from the parking lot and could not walk out on his own. Gallatin County Search and Rescue responded, along with a Deputy SAR Coordinator, an American Medical Response ambulance, and Bridger Canyon Fire Department responded as well. Rescue crews were able to reach the man quickly. They found he had numerous cuts and abrasions, especially to his head. He was assessed, packaged on the one-wheel litter, and carried down to the ambulance for transport to Bozeman Health. The exact extent of the man’s injuries is not known at this time.

Sheriff Brian Gootkin reminds everyone that accidents can happen in the mountains, even near town, and that it takes longer to get help. Always be prepared to stay out longer than expected.

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