Four People Rescued After Raft Flips in Gallatin River

On Tuesday, June 1 at 1:12 p.m., Gallatin County Dispatch received a call about four people rafting on the Gallatin River when their raft flipped near House Rock.

According to americanwhitewater.org, the House Rock section of the Gallatin is the whitewater staple for Bozeman area paddlers for much of the spring and summer.

Gallatin County Sheriff Search & Rescue said initial reports were that one person was on a rock and the other three people were trying to get back to the raft or shore.

According to a post on the Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue Facebook page, Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue from Bozeman and Big Sky responded to the call.

The rafters were assisted by three kayakers that were close by. With help from the kayakers, they were able to get back in their raft and float down to the takeout location. Two other people that were in the raft had safely made it to shore and a motorist gave them a ride down to the take out. Other than being cold, no major injuries were reported. They all had life vests and helmets on.

Sheriff Springer would like to remind rafters and kayakers that the Gallatin River is

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