MISSOULA – Crews from several agencies joined together to help find three hikers in Missoula County on Wednesday, July 27, 2022.
The Missoula County Sheriff’s Office reports an S.O.S was received from a personal location beacon shortly after 1:45 p.m.
The information provided helped authorities determine that the hikers that had been backpacking in the Gold Creek area needed help — including emergency medical assistance.
Missoula County Search and Rescue was then called out to assist Missoula County Sheriff’s deputies.
Additionally, Life Flight was called to help search for the hikers from the air. The helicopter found the hikers at approximately 3:30 p.m. and rescuers were able to safely reach them.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, the Bureau of Land Management, and U.S. Forest Service law enforcement personnel assisted in bringing the three people safely down the mountain.
“[The] Missoula County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank all the agencies that joined in the search to bring these individuals to safety," the social media post stated.
One person was treated for heat-related injuries, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
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