- Associated Press - Friday, November 6, 2015

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - Two men who triggered an avalanche while hunting north of Bozeman escaped serious injury despite being carried 400 feet over rocks.

The Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center reported the men were walking near the saddle of Sacajawea Peak in the Bridger Range at about 9,000 feet of elevation when they trigged a 40- to 50-foot wide slide about 20 feet above them just before 7 a.m. Tuesday.

The men were carried 400 feet down the mountain over rocks and one man was knocked unconscious. Neither was buried.

They were able to get out of the area on their own. Emergency room doctors cleared them of any critical injuries.

The center did not identify the men.

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