6 July - 2017 Allergic Reaction on the Lava Lake Trail

Five members of the BSSAR team responded to an early evening dispatch to the Lava Lake Trail with the report of the 17 year old male having an allergic reaction. Aparantly the young man was stung by some unknown insect and began experiencing anxiety and troubles breathing. The BSSAR team once again deployed the Teton litter hiking it up the rocky Lava Lake trail to reach the patient. As with the injured mountain biker earlier in the day, Big Sky Fire Department sent one of their members along with the BSSAR team to assist in patient care. Upon reaching the patient he was found to be in stable condition and was lead to the trailhead and awaiting ambulance by the team on foot. The Gallatin Valley SAR as well as helicopter resources were also deployed to assist in what could have been a life threatening incident.