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Injured Skier Rescued At 9,600 Feet

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BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - Gallatin County authorities say they rescued an injured skier at high altitude in the backcountry.
    
The Gallatin County Sheriff's Office says the 21-year-old skier from Bozeman fell into rocks on Blackmore Mountain Sunday afternoon and injured his back, ribs and hip.
    
One of his four companions contacted emergency dispatchers, which sent out a search-and-rescue team.
    
Rescuers reached the summit of a ridge by helicopter and skied to where the victim was at 9,600 feet.
    
The victim, who was not named, was transported by litter and lowered by ropes to a landing zone and taken by helicopter to a command post at the trailhead.
    
The sheriff's office says he was then taken to a Bozeman hospital, where his condition is not known.

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