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.