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Search and Rescue Respond To Rock Climbing Incident

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Over the weekend, a man fell about 40 feet while climbing at the practice rock in Hyalite Canyon.

This brings the tally of how many rock climbing incidents the Gallatin County Search and Rescue team has assisted in this month to three.

The 22-year-old climber suffered a broken ankle and head injury. Less than a month before this Saturday's accident on Labor Day, a Gallatin County Deputy fell about 35 to 40 feet to his death.

The third incident happened on Sunday night at Red Mountain. Two climbers got their ropes messed up and couldn't get down. Head of Gallatin County Search and Rescue, Jason Jarrett said there are a couple things people can do to stay safe while climbing.   

"Do what you know is right, take your gear, use your safety lines and take a partner," said Jarrett. "You should also make sure you do all those things that you were taught. They were taught to you because it's important that when something goes wrong you want to be doing everything right."

Jarrett said his division usually responds to about two to three climbing incidents per year.

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