Published On: Wed, Jun 8th, 2016

Man Presumed Dead After Falling into Yellowstone Hot Spring, Officials Say

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A man reportedly fell into a Yellowstone National Park hot spring on Tuesday, officials said.

According to witnesses, the man, at his 20s, walked into a hot spring in the Norris Geyser Basin. The witnesses could not tell if the man was a tourist.

Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported that the area was closed off as Yellowstone rangers search for the man.

Officials considering this as “a probable fatality because the victim has not been located.”

Yellowstone’s website says that Norris Geyser Basin is the “hottest, oldest, and most dynamic of Yellowstone’s thermal areas.” The website says that its hot springs and geysers are rarely cooler than 199 degrees.

The man fell into a place that’s about 225 yards off of the boardwalk, says NBC News

Read the full story at Bozeman Daily Chronicle

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