Man burned in fall into Yel­low­stone hot spring

The Morning Call - - NATION & WORLD -

BILLINGS, Mont. — A Yel­low­stone Na­tional Park vis­i­tor has been hos­pi­tal­ized with se­vere burns af­ter fall­ing into ther­mal wa­ter at Old Faith­ful Geyser.

Park spokes­woman Mor­gan Warthin said Cade Ed­mond Siemers told rangers he was walk­ing near the fa­mous geyser late Sun­day night with­out a flash­light when he tripped into a hot spring.

Siemers was taken by am­bu­lance to West Yel­low­stone and air­lifted to a burn cen­ter in Idaho Falls. He could not be reached for com­ment.

A hos­pi­tal rep­re­sen­ta­tive said Mon­day that Siemers was in the in­ten­sive care unit, but de­clined to re­lease fur­ther de­tails.

It is il­le­gal to leave the board­walks around Old Faith­ful, pun­ish­able by up to six months in prison and a $5,000 fine.

In 2016, an Ore­gon man died af­ter fall­ing into a Yel­low­stone hot spring.

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