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Mountain biker falls 50 feet from Rimrocks in Billings, prompting rescue

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Posted at 2:39 PM, Jun 23, 2019
and last updated 2020-06-19 12:36:48-04

(UPDATE, 5:00 p.m.)


The woman was apparently climbing down the Rims when she became stuck. A man saw her and tried to coax her back up, but she either did not or was not able to. It is unclear if the man knew her. He then called for help.


Fire crews were able to reach her from below, but the woman appeared to be having mental health issues and became combative with the responders.


Billings police and AMR were then called, and it was decided that they would bring her back up top, instead of down, because of her combative behavior.


The rescue is still underway, and MTN will keep you updated with more information as it becomes available.


(1st report)


BILLINGS – The Billings Fire Department is on scene near Ironwood after a rescue call came in around 12:30 Sunday afternoon for a mountain biker who reportedly fell from the Rimrocks.


Battalion Chief Jason Lyon said crews located a female mountain biker who fell about 50 feet. Crews had some complications getting to her due to the remote nature of the incident. Three Billings fire engines, a rescue team and the Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office responded.


Lyon said the woman is in stable condition.


MTN News will provide updated information on this developing story as it becomes available.