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A man was rescued after crashing a snowmobile into a tree near West Yellowstone

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Posted at 11:55 AM, Jan 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-18 15:42:16-05

BOZEMAN — A man was rescued Sunday night after crashing his snowmobile into a tree near West Yellowstone.

According to a news release, on Sunday at 9:20 p.m. West Yellowstone Police Department Dispatch received a 911 call reporting a snowmobile crash about five miles north of West Yellowstone near the Madison Arm of Hebgen Lake.

The injured snowmobiler, a 43-year-old man, had sustained a possible broken shoulder and punctured lung when the snowmobile he was riding went off the trail and crashed into a tree.

Volunteers from the Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue in West Yellowstone responded to assist with the rescue.

Rescuers found the snowmobiler, loaded him into a specialized litter, and took him to a waiting Hebgen Basin Rural Fire District ambulance.

The man was then taken to Big Sky Medical Center for further evaluation.