Eight members of the team responded to an urgent call for a hiker experiencing possible heart problems on the Beehive Basin trail. Two teams were rapidly dispatched to the area with medical equipment. Helicopter assistance was requested and they were able to locate, extract and fly the hiker to definitive care.
Five members of the team responded to an evening call for an injured hiker somewhere near Gallatin Peak. The solo hiker had been able to call 911 and request help before their battery died. The hiker's location based on the phone call put him near Gallatin Peak but not in an area most people would hike even if attempting to summit the peak. We sent a team with a Teton litter up Hells Roaring trail. Helicopter assistance was requested and they were able to locate the injured hiker, extract him and fly him to Bozeman Deaconess Health for care.
Eight members of BSSAR responded to an early evening call for a missing elderly person suffering from Alzheimer. As the team was preparing to leave the SAR building the individual was found at home.
Eight members of the BSSAR team responded to a late evening dispatch of a 73 year old women that had fallen off her horse in the Porcupine area and had experienced a lack of consciousness. Four members in the Ranger side by side with one member leading the way on a dirt bike travel approximately three miles into the Porcupine area to reach the patient. After two assessments she was found to be stable enough to ride in the side by side back down the trail to the awaiting ambulance for her trip to the Big Sky Medical Center. She had been wearing a helmet at the time of the accident which surely added to the positive outcome of this event.