BSSAR member received a page on Tuesday afternoon of a woman being swept down the Gallatin River near the Mad Mile. After a joint effort between the Big Sky Fire Department, the Valley Search and Rescue specialty teams, and BSSAR, the woman was located and pulled from the river near Spanish Creek. Attempts to revive the woman were unsuccessful and she was declared a fatality by medical officials.
This late-night search attracted a large turnout from BSSAR members. Three snowmobilers were reported missing by a family member at around 9:00pm that evening. BSSAR mobilized eight snowmobilers to search the Buck Ridge area. The snowmobilers searched for the missing party for several hours before finally locating them stuck in the Buck Creek drainage. Once located, it took an additional two hours to move the missing party and their snowmobiles to the main Buck Ridge trail. The party was cold and tired, but sustained no physical injuries. They were able to ride their sleds down the main Buck Ridge trail to their vehicle. This mission lasted 6 1/2 hours and was completed at 3:30am.
Several members of BSSAR responded to a call regarding a lost snowboarder somewhere on the backside of Lone Peak. The snowboarder separated from his party earlier in the afternoon and was unable to navigate out of the backcountry on his own. Rescuers based their search from the Yellowstone club giving them easier access to the backcountry. The lost snowboarder was promptly found and escorted out to the nearest road. Patient sustained no injuries but was cold and tired.