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Rafters rescued after getting dumped by House Rock in the Gallatin River

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Posted at 3:44 PM, Jun 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-08 17:44:41-04

A group of rafters were rescued Saturday afternoon after their raft had gone over House Rock on the Gallatin River and dumped the rafters.

Shortly after noon, Gallatin County 911 received reports that two of the three occupants were in the river and the third rafter was heading down the Gallatin River without any paddles.

Rescuers from the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue from Big Sky and Bozeman responded to assist with the rescue. One of the rafters sustained a neck injury and was subsequently transported to Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital by the Big Sky Fire Department. The other two rafters were uninjured.

All three rafters were experienced raft guides and were wearing appropriate gear. The raft was retrieved with help from Montana Whitewater rafting and Yellowstone Zipline.

Photo courtesy of Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office