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Pair of snowmobile incidents on Two Top Trail keep Search and Rescue busy on Saturday

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Posted at 5:00 PM, Jan 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-24 19:00:47-05

BOZEMAN — A 64-year-old woman is recovering after a snowmobiler crashed into the back of her snowmobile Saturday morning.

The crash happened on the Two Top Trail system, about 12 miles southwest of West Yellowstone, around 11:16 a.m.

Deputies say the woman was stopped along the trail when the other snowmobiler crashed into her, sending her and her snowmobile down an eight-foot embankment and launching her over the handlebars.

Rescuers with Gallatin County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue (SAR) say the crash left the woman with rib, back, femur and wrist injuries.

The SAR crew was able to reach her with a specialized snow ambulance, which transported her just under mile to a safe location for a helicopter to pick her up.

The woman was flown to Eastern Regional Medical Center.

Rescuers’ day on the Two Top Trail wasn’t over.

The crew says two men found themselves stuck and lost on the same trail later that afternoon around 3:30 p.m.

According to SAR, both men were able to walk to a point where they found cell service and sent out a GPS location.

Rescuers were able to reach them shortly after on their own snowmobiles.

No injuries were reported in connection with the second incident.