Woman Burned Falling Into Hot Spring After Poaching Closed Yellowstone Park

Woman Burned Falling Into Hot Spring After Poaching Closed Yellowstone Park

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Woman Burned Falling Into Hot Spring After Poaching Closed Yellowstone Park

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A woman poaching Yellowstone National Park while it’s closed during the COVID-19 pandemic suffered burns Tuesday when she fell into a thermal feature. TIME reports she backing up while taking photos and fell into a hot spring near Old Faithful geyser.  Surveillance footage revealed a person walking two dogs near a thermal spring on May 12 but it’s unclear if the person in the footage is the woman who fell. The footage comes from the Old Faithful Live Streaming WebCam which is available to the general public (footage below).

Despite her burns, the woman drove for roughly 50 miles until park rangers intercepted her near Mammoth Hot Springs. She was flown to a hospital in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Officials have not released her identity or the extent of her injuries. We will update this story when more information is made available.

Surveillance video in question:

 

 

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