Posted: Jan 28, 2013 5:16 PM by Ben Trotter
Outdoor recreation is a way of life in Bozeman, but with that can come risk. The Gallatin County Sheriff's Department, along with Search and Rescue, unveiled a new PSA Monday on outdoors safety.
According to Lt. Jason Jarrett, it's proper education that can make the difference in a tough spot.
"Instead of waiting until 2 in the morning when it's 20 below and a blizzard," says Jarrett, "...if we can get to you just before the sun goes down, we've got a better chance of flying, better circumstance for the volunteers to come.
He says most who venture outdoors have no issues, but for those who do, hopefully the PSA gives them enough information to survive if lost or stranded.
"Knowing your limitations, and what you can and can't do, knowing the terrain and the hazard that you're in and to have a partner with you when you're in the hills."