Posted: Feb 15, 2013 8:40 AM
WEST YELLOWSTONE - A Bozeman man was rescued after his snowmobile overheated and quit running while on a ride north of West Yellowstone.
At around 6:51 p.m. Thursday, 911 received a report of a stranded snowmobiler on the Big Sky Snowmobile Trail, according to a news release from the Gallatin County Sheriff's Office.
The 48-year-old man had snowmobiled to the Cabin Creek Forest Service Cabin with his wife and son. The man then reportedly returned to their vehicle on Highway 191 to get more equipment and on his way back, his snowmobile overheated and quit running.
"Personnel from the West Yellowstone division of Gallatin County Search and Rescue and the Gallatin County Sheriff's Office responded. Search and Rescue members assisted the snowmobiler with the overheating issue, towed his equipment trailer, and escorted him to the cabin so he could spend the rest of Valentine's Day with his family," the release states.