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Gallatin Search and Rescue volunteers kept busy

80 Gallatin County, Montana Search and Rescue volunteers spent 285 hours on three incidents last weekend.

It started Saturday evening when volunteers were sent to an injured hiker in the Truman Gulch area. The Sheriff’s office said a 27-year-old Bozeman woman was hiking with her fiance and dog when she injured her knee. When her fiance could no longer carry her in the steep terrain, he went for help. Rescuers used a wheeled stretcher and rope belays to bring her down to a Central Valley ambulance.

Search and Rescue was called out Sunday afternoon to the Gallatin River near Gateway. There, they used boats and tracking skills to help Sheriff’s Detectives on a case. Nothing further was released about that incident.

Later Sunday night, three women and their dog were aboard a raft that crashed. It left two of the women and the dog on an island. The third woman made it to shore. With the help of a landowner, rescuers got the women and dog back to safety. There were no injuries.

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