11.17.22 Missing Person Search Urban Search

On November 17, 2022, at 7:40pm, Gallatin County 911 received a call for a person with severe mental disabilities that had walked away from home. The person was not dressed appropriately for the weather and the direction of travel was unknown. With temperatures being dangerously cold assistance was requested to help find the individual.

Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue (GCSSAR) volunteers from the Valley Section, Bozeman Police Department officers, and the Bozeman Fire Department coordinated their efforts to search the area. GCSSAR Dog Teams and the Drone Team were also utilized.  With numerous law enforcement officers, firefighters, and GCSSAR personnel searching a large area, the missing person was found cold but in overall good health.

Sheriff Dan Springer would like to remind everyone, with the cold temperatures upon us to remember to dress warmly and prepare appropriately for the elements even if you are in a city.

Photos courtesy of the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office.