Posted: Aug 5, 2012 3:34 PM by KTVQ
Updated: Aug 6, 2012 9:40 AM
BILLINGS- The two injured men a search and rescue teams spent Saturday trying to locate near Granite Peak were found.
According to the Park County, Montana Sheriff's Office, the parties of six people, all from California, were above Aero Lake beneath the summit of Granite Peak on Thursday, August 2nd, when a rock slide occurred in a gully as the people were making their way up the mountain.
Three women in the group were able to take refuge in an ice cave and were not injured.
However, two men, 60-year-old Darrell Haag and 18-year-old Keiler Haag were struck with rocks in the legs and were injured.
The Park County Sheriff's Office was the first agency to receive word about the slide and injured men.
On Friday evening, dispatch from that county received a call from a man who was hiking in the area and had run into another man trying to find cell phone service to alert authorities to the rock slide and injured condition of two men in his party.
Search efforts began for the parties at 5:30 a.m. on Saturday morning and included a Yellowstone National Park Helicopter with an EMT and medic, the Park County Sheriff's Office, Search and Rescue and the U.S. Forest Service.
At approximately 9:10a.m. on Saturday, the injured men were located by the helicopter.
Both men were transported to the Forest Service Cabin outside of Cooke City.
Keiler was then transported by Summit Air Ambulance to St. Vincent Hospital in Billings.
According to the hospital, Keiler is in fair condition Sunday.
Darrell rode with his family to Billings in his own vehicle.
The other members of the parties involved had packed up camp and hiked out to make sure help was on the way to the injured men.