The Helena Fire Department said in a news release that firefighters rescued a stranded climber on Monday on Mount Helena, and an injured hiker on Mount Ascension.
At around 10 a.m., firefighters received a report of a person stranded cliff-side on Mount Helena.
Crews found a climber with no rope or harness approximately 150 feet off the ground.
Helena Fire’s Lt. Matt Welch was lowered to the stranded person and was able to apply a harness to prevent the person from falling. Welch and the climber were lowered to the ground where the person was able to descend under their own power.
At the same time, firefighters were dispatched to a stranded hiker on Mount Ascension with a lower extremity injury.
Crews found the patient with a probable broken leg needing medical care and assistance to the trailhead.
KRTV CBS 3 Great Falls
PHOTOS: There will be a viewing and service for Ken Lemanski on Friday, October 29. The viewing will be at 1p.m., and the service will be at 2 p.m.
Both will be at the LDS church in Cascade (301 4th Avenue NW), with a reception to follow. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Lemanski died last week after a battle with COVID.
KXLH-TV CBS 9 Helena
At all six Hanser's Automotive locations across south central Montana, truck horns rang out at precisely 3 p.m. Monday to mark the one-year anniversary of the deaths two of the company's drivers: Cassie Allen and Nick Visser.
“Hopefully people start to take this seriously and start slowing down and moving over. People don’t need to die. People should be able to go do their jobs," said Sara Haworth, dispatch supervisor at Hanser's in Billings.
Cassie Allen, 28, of Reed Point and Nick Visser, 37, of Billings were killed last year after a passing motorist struck the men while they were trying to recover a vehicle stuck in a Interstate 90 ditch near Columbus on a snowy day.
“I wish he was here to see this. He would tell us not to fuss. He didn’t need all the attention. But I’m thankful for Ralph and the Hanser family for getting this put together, all of the workers that did this. It’s humbling, but it’s still sad," said Kendra Visser, Nick's widow.
KTVQ-TV CBS 2 Billings
Despite the wet, cool weather, fire officials in Missoula County say the fire season is not over with.
The Missoula County Fire Protection Association (MCFPA) reports there were eight human-caused wildfires in the county over the past week because of abandoned campfires, illegal debris burning, and careless sparks.
They say firefighters have been working long hours, running from one side of the county to the other because of human carelessness. The fire danger in the Missoula area remains at "Moderate" despite the chilly mornings and periods of rain or snow. Additionally, the area is still under severe drought and the precipitation received so far has not been widespread.
Missoula County has experienced 185 wildfires this year, with nearly 70% of those caused by humans, according to a news release.
KPAX-TV CBS/CW+ 8 Missoula