8 July - 2017 Injured Hiker Ousel Falls

Eight members of the BSSAR team responded to a late afternoon dispatch to the Ousel Falls Trail in Big Sky. A female hiker had been wading in the river near the falls when she slipped on a rock in the water and was carried to the oposite side of the river from the trail. In the incident she injured her ankle. BSSAR members used a side by side to reach her. One member of the team with experience as a Rescue Swimmer with the Coast Guard was able to reach the patient, stablize her ankle and bring her back across the river. She was transported to the trailhead and the awaiting ambulance for her trip to the Big Sky Medical Center.