Woman falls in a thermal facility in Yellowstone National Park closed due to coronovirus

Woman falls in a thermal facility in Yellowstone National Park closed due to coronovirus
Woman falls in a thermal facility in Yellowstone National Park closed due to coronovirus

Officials said a woman who entered Yellowstone National Park illegally on Tuesday was burned after falling into a thermal facility near her old Faithfull Geyser.

The park has been closed to all visitors since March 24 due to safety precautions amid the coronavirus epidemic.

"Water in hot springs can cause severe or fatal burns, and boiling water outlines the thinnest, breakable crust around hot springs," advises the park on its website. "Hot springs have injured or killed more people than any other natural feature in Yellowstone."

According to Park spokeswoman Linda Wes, the woman, who has not yet been identified, was backing up while being photographed near the famous tourist attraction and fell into a spring or hole where hot gases emitted.

Even with her injuries, she managed to return to her vehicle and drive for 50 miles until the Rangers stopped her. He was then taken to a burn center in a hospital in Idaho.

Visitors are encouraged to stay on the boardwalk near the boiling or acidic thermal characteristics of Yellowstone, including geysers, hot springs, steam vents, and pottery.

This year, two tourists were sentenced to 10 days in jail for a "thermal invasion" at Hot Springs last September after they moved "dangerously close" to the mouth of the legendary Geyser and took photos on their cellphones Were taking

The protection of the thermal zone is an extremely important part of any trip to Yellowstone. Before coming to the park we ask visitors to take the Yellowstone Promise and read the Park Visitors Guide for more information about safety, rules and regulations.

Sometimes tourists exit the prescribed route before being injured or killed.

Last fall, a man fell into a hot spring on a boardwalk near Old Faithfull at night, severely burned.

In June, a 23-year-old Oregon resident fell into a hot, acidic clay pot and died. His remains could not be recovered.

Yellowstone on Wednesday announced plans for a gradual reopening. The investigation of the incident continues.

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