2 people rescued from Granite Peak - KRTV News in Great Falls, Montana

2 people rescued from Granite Peak

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(Park County Search & Rescue photo) (Park County Search & Rescue photo)

Park County Sheriff’s Search & Rescue teams were busy Monday responding to two calls for help near Granite Peak.

The first call came in at approximately 9:45 a.m. when an emergency beacon was activated in the area of Sky Top Lakes. A medic was dispatched to the location by helicopter.

A 19-year-old man who had fallen while climbing was rescued from Granite Peak by a Gallatin County High Angle Rescue Team and flown by helicopter to a separate landing zone near Sky Top Lakes.

A medical helicopter from Bozeman then landed to provide medical treatment. The man was taken by medical helicopter to a hospital in Billings. The extent of his injuries were unknown.

A second call for help came in at approximately 11 a.m., of a report of a climber who had fallen near the summit of Granite Peak.

The two incidents were plotted to be within about 1.5 miles of each other.

Park County requested the assistance of a high angle rescue team from Gallatin County to respond in a second helicopter to the Granite Peak area.

As this team was responding, rescuers received an update that the first call for help was a separate incident.

A 71-year-old man with a suspected cardiac event was taken from Sky Top Lakes to Cook City. The rescue crew was met by an ambulance to take the man to the hospital.

The Deputy-Medic then responded back to the Granite Peak area by helicopter to tie in with the high angle rescue team.

The patient from the first SAR mission was taken by ground ambulance to a hospital in Cody, Wyoming.

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