Posted: Aug 19, 2012 4:14 PM by Q2 News
BILLINGS- A Livingston man had to be airlifted from the Crazy Mountains Saturday night after he crashed his dirt bike on a trail earlier in the day.
The Park County Sheriff's Office says they received a call on Saturday afternoon from three hikers on the Rock Creek Lake main trail approximately 4 miles northeast of Clyde Park.
The hikers reported that Bruce Foley of Livingston had crashed his dirt bike while descending the trail and was unable to put weight on his leg due to a knee injury he sustained in the crash.
The Park County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue, Livingston Fire and Rescue, Wilsall First Responders, U. S. Forest Service, and Carisch Helicopters all worked together in the rescue.
According to the Park County Sheriff's Office, the responders determined the terrain was too difficult to safely rescue Foley from the ground, and so a helicopter from Carisch Helicopters extricated Foley and transported him to Mission Fields.
From there, Foley was transported from Mission Fields by a family member.