When Brock Kelley got the call that there was a vicious animal attack he anticipated it would be a grizzly bear. He has responded to a few bear maulings in his 32 years volunteering for the fire department and Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue (SAR) in West Yellowstone.
A Texas man died in a skiing accident at Big Sky Resort on Friday, March, 5, 2021.
Kirby Smith, 60, from Dallas, Texas, was skiing with his son at the time. He died from blunt force injuries to the head. He was wearing a helmet.
The details of how the accident occurred are being investigated by Big Sky Ski Patrol.
The Madison River looks benign – like a gentle lazy river from a theme park that was miraculously cast into stunning surroundings.
“People are lulled into a false sense of safety because the water isn’t swift and it isn’t deep,” Gallatin County Sheriff ’s Office Search and Rescue (GCSOSAR) Commander Scott Secor said.