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Woman rescued after crashing snowmobile near West Yellowstone

Her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening
Posted at 10:40 AM, Dec 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-29 12:40:18-05

WEST YELLOWSTONE — A woman was rescued after crashing her snowmobile in Gallatin County on Friday.

The Gallatin County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that just after noon, the 56-year old woman from Utah crashed about 12 miles southwest of West Yellowstone. She sustained back and abdominal injuries.

A member of her group traveled a few miles north on a trail to get cell phone service, called 911, and waited for the Gallatin County Search and Rescue Team to lead them to the injured woman.

Emergency responders reached the scene on snowmobiles with a specialized snow ambulance.

The woman was placed on a backboard, loaded into the snow ambulance, and taken off the trail system to a waiting ambulance from the Hebgen Basin Fire Department in West Yellowstone.

She was then taken to Madison Memorial Hospital in Rexburg, Idaho. Her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.