A 22-year-old New York woman was airlifted from Yellowstone National Park on Tuesday after crashing her snowmobile into the Madison River.
Yellowstone National Park received a 911 call at 10:02 a.m. reporting a snowmobile crash in the park near Riverside Drive, about 6 miles east of West Yellowstone. The crash caused both the snowmobile and rider to end up in the Madison River, according to the Gallatin County Sheriff's Office.
Yellowstone rangers requested mutual aid from Gallatin County Search and Rescue in West Yellowstone. Hebgen Basin Fire Department also responded, the sheriff's office said.
When rescuers arrived on scene, the injured snowmobiler, a woman from Garrison, New York, had been removed from the water but was extremely cold and suffering from an apparent broken femur. Rescuers requested response from an Air Idaho Rescue helicopter, which landed at the scene and transported the woman to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center for treatment, the sheriff's office said.