Five hour rescue near Beartooth Pass saves seriously injured skier

Five hour rescue near Beartooth Pass saves seriously injured skier

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Five hour rescue near Beartooth Pass saves seriously injured skier

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KTVQ.com | Q2 | Continuous News Coverage | Billings, MTA 21-year-old man was rescued from Beartooth Pass after falling into a tight crevasse after hitting some rocks.

The rescue took approximately five hours to complete.

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“Red Lodge Fire Rescue/Search and Rescue and the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office mobilized on Sunday afternoon to rescue a 21-year-old male who was seriously injured skiing the Gardner Headwall.

The Gardner Headwall is a popular extreme skiing area that can be accessed near the highest point on the Beartooth Pass.

Despite a report stating the man fell 400 feet, Sheriff Josh McQuillan said on Monday the fall was significant but not 400 feet.”

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