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Man hospitalized after Big Butte fall

Butte's Big Butte
Posted at 4:04 PM, Jan 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-12 18:04:49-05

BUTTE — First responders rescued a man from the top of Big Butte after he was injured in a fall Monday evening.

Butte police and firefighters responded to the top of Big Butte, also known as the Big M, about 6:40 p.m. after a 21-year-old man was injured in a fall, according to the Butte Fire Department. The victim had climbed to the top of the Big Butte and fell into a rocky area, injuring his spine.

The victim was brought down from the hill on a rescue stretcher and taken to St. James Healthcare, where he remains hospitalized Tuesday.