- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 9, 2016

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A 19-year-old South Dakota man has been hospitalized in Billings after a 20- to 30-foot fall on Montana’s highest peak.

The Park County sheriff’s office says the man had been climbing Granite Peak with his father Monday when he fell near the summit of the 12,800-foot peak just north of Cooke City.

A Gallatin County rescue team located the man, who was flown by helicopter to a Billings hospital.

On Tuesday, Park County Undersheriff Clay Herbst told The Billings Gazette the injured man is Thomas Craig Pfeifle of Rapid City, South Dakota.

Co-owner of Rocky Mountain Rotors, Mark Taylor, says his company was involved in the rescue and that the man suffered a serious head injury.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide