MT: Hunter thrown from his horse
October 25, 2010
California hunter airlifted from backcountry after falling from horse
A California hunter was airlifted out the backcountry near Sedan after
falling from his horse Saturday.
The Gallatin County Sheriff's Office got a call at around 7 a.m. Saturday
that the 54-year-old man had been thrown from his horse while hunting. The
man was requesting to be lifted out of the area by helicopter because he had
past back injuries, according to the sheriff's department.
The Gallatin County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue, in conjunction
with AMR and Fish, Wildlife and Parks, found the man who was in stable
condition. The man was airlifted from the area for "logistical reasons" even
though he did not have any life-threatening injuries, the sheriff's
The Gallatin County Sheriff's Office reminded people in the press release
that hunters and all recreational users in the backcountry should keep their
personal limitations and health issues in mind.
"Gallatin County's mountain areas can be hard to reach by emergency
personnel and your rescue may be severely delayed due to poor terrain and/or
weather conditions," according to the department.
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