14 Year Old Snowmobiler Rescued Near West Yellowstone
Thankfully, the initial reports of the young man's injuries turned out to be incorrect. The 14 year old from Salt Lake City suffered only a sprained wrist.
According to the Gallatin County Sheriff's Office:
- On 12/24/2017 at approximately 11:00 a.m. West Yellowstone Police Department dispatch received a call from an individual reporting that his son had sustained a broken leg in a snowmobile crash near junction 8 on the Two Top trail approximately 5 miles west of West Yellowstone.
- Initial information received from the reporting party indicated that the injured snowmobiler had struck a tree after attempting to maneuver through a rough corner on the trail.
- Personnel from the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office and the West Yellowstone Division of Gallatin County Search and Rescue responded to assist with the rescue.
- Rescuers quickly proceeded to the scene and located the 14-year-old male from Salt Lake City Utah, and found that the male had no injuries aside from a possible sprained wrist.
- After checking the patient for additional injuries, the rescuers cleared the scene and returned to West Yellowstone.
- The snowmobiler rental company was contacted to facilitate removal of the damaged snowmobile.