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Pair of mountain bike crashes keep search and rescue busy on Saturday

Posted at 12:07 PM, Aug 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-17 14:07:39-04

BOZEMAN — A pair of mountain biker crashes brought out Gallatin County Search and Rescue on Saturday.

At 3:15 pm, Gallatin County 911 received a call of an unconscious mountain biker on the Mystic Lake trail. Members from Gallatin County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue, AMR, and Fort Ellis Fire Department responded to the scene. They reached the man, who had been riding down the trail with a friend when he lost control and crashed, quickly and safely transported him down the trail. The rider was wearing a helmet, but when he regained consciousness he was unaware of his surroundings and struggled to answer questions. Over time he regained his bearings and began responding appropriately. He was transported by his family to the hospital with minor injuries.

At 4:44 pm Gallatin County 911 received a report that a man was injured while mountain biking on the Mountain to the Meadow trail in Big Sky. The 36-year-old man had injured his shoulder and neck while several miles back on technical trails. Rescuers from Gallatin County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue at Big Sky and Big Sky Fire Department located the man and were able to transport him to a waiting ambulance. The man was evaluated and transported to the hospital.

Photo courtesy of Gallatin County Sheriff's Office