- Associated Press - Monday, June 15, 2015

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A 21-year-old man is hospitalized with a lower leg injury after falling 400 feet down the mountain while skiing near Beartooth Pass on the Montana-Wyoming border.

Carbon County Sheriff Josh McQuillan tells The Billings Gazette (https://bit.ly/1GnU3Sl) the man was injured at about 1 p.m. Sunday while skiing on the Gardiner Headwall on the Wyoming side of the pass. The rescue operation took about five hours. Rescuers were unable to airlift him out of the area due to dense fog.

The injured man was taken to the Beartooth Billings Clinic in Red Lodge for treatment. His name hasn’t been released.

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Information from: The Billings Gazette, https://www.billingsgazette.com


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