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One man was rescued after suffering heart problems in Hyalite Canyon, and another man broke his ankle in two separate incidents in Gallatin County on Sunday afternoon.

According to the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office, search and rescue personnel and deputies responded to the two incidents simultaneously at about 4 p.m. Sunday.

In one incident, a 67-year-old man was having heart trouble on the Blackmore trail in Hyalite Canyon.

A medical helicopter was dispatched to the area along with search and rescue ground teams.

Due to weather issues, the Reach Air Medical helicopter had to wait for an opening before eventually landing and taking the man to Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital. His condition was stable.

At about the same time, search and rescue volunteers and deputies from Big Sky were sent to a 77-year-old man who had a broken ankle on the Hidden Lakes trail in Portal Creek.

Other hikers in the area assisted getting the man to the trailhead. He declined an ambulance and went with family members to the hospital.

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Whitney Bermes can be reached at or 582-2648. Follow her on Twitter at @wabermes.

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