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Woman burned rescuing her dog from Yellowstone hot spring

Oct 6, 2021, 6:28 AM

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — A woman from Washington state suffered burns from her shoulders to her feet when she tried to rescue her dog from a hot spring in Yellowstone National Park.

Park officials said in a statement Tuesday the 20-year-old woman was burned Monday afternoon at Maiden’s Grave Spring near Madison Junction.

Park officials say the woman and her father had stopped when their dog jumped out of their car and into the spring. The father rescued the woman from the spring and drove her to West Yellowstone, Montana.

Her name and condition haven’t been released, but she was transported to the Burn Center at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.

The dog was rescued and its condition is unknown.

“This is the second significant injury in a thermal area in 2021,” park officials said. “The first occurred in September at Old Faithful. In 2020, a 3-year-old suffered second-degree thermal burns to the lower body and back and a visitor (who illegally entered the park) fell into a thermal feature at Old Faithful while backing up and taking photos. In September 2019, a man suffered severe burns after falling into thermal water near the cone of Old Faithful Geyser.”


KSL-TV contributed to this report.

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Woman burned rescuing her dog from Yellowstone hot spring