Eight members of the team responded to a call for an injured women thrown from her horse in the Porcupine Creek area. The team used various all terrain vehicles to reach the women who was with a group of riders. The women's pain and the mechanism of injury lead the team to suspect a fractured upper arm and possible back injuries. She and her arm were immobilized for her transport out of the area to the trail head where the team transferred her care to the waiting ambulance.
Five BSSAR team members responded to an early morning call of an injured mountain biker in the Porcupine Creek area. The BSSAR team stabilized and transported the 54 year old man to the trail head where they were met by the Big Sky Fire Department ambulance for transport to Bozeman. The patient suffered a pelvic injury as a result of his mountain biking accident.
Ten members of the BSSAR team responded to an early evening call of two missing hikers in the Cedar Lake area. The two adults had become separated from a larger group of hikers earlier in the day. The team was able to locate the hikers and assist them in hiking out in the dark just prior to a rainstorm.
Four members of the BSSAR team responded to an early afternoon call of a adult male experiencing shortness of breath, dizziness and fatigue on the Lava Lake trail. The man was able to reach the trail head and receive medical care.
Seven members of the BSSAR joined the search for a 57 year old autistic man north of West Yellowstone. The man was last seen at 1:30 am when he apparently wandered away from a group he was camping with in the Rainbow Point Campground. The resources deployed for the search include 2 helicopters, 2 dog teams, Big Sky Search and Rescue as well as Gallatin Valley and W. Yellowstone Search and Rescue; National Park Service and more. The BSSAR team conducted several grid searches on foot in thick forest frequented by grizzly bears and other wildlife. The Utah man was successfully located unharmed that evening in the backyard of a home near the campground.
Seven members of the BSSAR team responded to a call of a injured women who fell from her horse while riding with a group near the Twin Cabins area behind the Rainbow Lodge. The team used a four-track and four wheelers to reach the injured women. It was determined that she had broken her arm and was experiencing significant pain that an evacuation by helicopter was in her best interest.
Seven members of the BSSAR responded to a early evening call to locate two young men in the Buck's Ridge recreation area. The two men had been snowmobiling with their friends when their machines ran out of gas. At which point they decided to walk back to the trailhead. Their friends made it back to the trailhead on their snowmobiles and waited at a local establishment for their walking friends to arrive. As time passed they became concerned and called for assistance. Four BSSAR team members on snowmobiles were able to locate and transport the two men back to the trailhead.
The team that had responded to the early morning missing skier call had just returned to BSSAR base when a new call came in for assistance in a recovery of a women and dog that had fallen into the Gallatin River. The BSSAR team dispatched four members with swift water recovery gear to the reported location of the incident. Prior to the teams arrival the call was cancelled.
Eight members of the BSSAR team responded to an early morning call from the Gallatin Valley Search and Rescue (GVSAR) to assist in locating 2 skiers reported missing. The GVSAR requested that BSSAR travel down the Cottonwood Canyon to Alex Lowe Peak while their team came in from Hylite Canyon. BSSAR dispatched a hasty team that would be using snowmobiles and skiers when GVSAR reported that the two skiers had been found on Alex Lowe Peak. The BSSAR team returned to base.
Ten members of the BSSAR team responded to 9:30 AM call of the discovery of a body in of Beehive Basin near Big Sky Ski Resort. Skiers in this popular backcountry area found the body of a male that appeared to have fallen off of a cliff while snowshoeing. Four of the BSSAR team skinned to the location and prepared the body for transport. Two other members of the team on snowmobiles located and prepared a landing site for the helicopter to recieve and transport the body. Other members of the team secured the helicopter landing site near the BSSAR headquarters. The body was transported to the state crime lab in Missoula.