26 June - 2017 Spanish Creek Injured Horseback Rider

Eight members of the BSSAR team responded to an afternoon dispatch to the Spanish Creek drainage for a report of an injured horseback rider. The team responded with a side by side and Teton litter to aid in patient extracation. The 60 year old female was kicked by a horse and had a possible broken leg. Her location was approximately four miles up the trail which would have taken the ground crew at least one and a half hours to reach. It was decided to launch a helicopter to aid in the rescue. REACH Air arrived at the patient, provided aid and transported her to Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital prior to the ground crews.