North Carolina man fell into Yellowstone hot spring, burned

  • North Carolina man fell into Yellowstone hot spring, burned

North Carolina man fell into Yellowstone hot spring, burned

While this was the first serious thermal injury of 2017, a man died after falling into a hot spring in Norris Geyser Basin last June.

"Yellowstone's thermal features are risky". However, they have said that it was near the area of the Lower Geyser Basin, just north of the Yellowstone main attraction, Old Faithful.

A kayak guide died in Yellowstone Lake while trying to rescue a park visitor who had capsized in the frigid water on Wednesday.

Yellowstone National Park authorities are investigating the circumstances of a North Carolina man who sustained severe burns after falling into a hot spring late Tuesday, according to a news release from the park.

"His name is Gervait Gatete". He unfortunately fell into a hot spring.

"Our hearts are with the Contant family after this awful loss", Dan Wenk, superintendent of Yellowstone National Park said in the statement. The incident occurred in the West Thumb area of Yellowstone Lake. It was not yet clear how he fell into the spring and the incident remains under investigation.

Park officials were still investigating but know that Gatete's friends first attempted "evacuate" him by vehicle.

A hospital spokeswoman tells the Associated Press that Gatete is in critical condition. So far all the accidents that took place in the National Park are because the victims wandered away from the designated paths. And that orientation is in depth, and it's all about how they can stay safe in the Park.

"How hot is, and like it contains acid", said Joanna Rusinowska, a Xanterra Employee.

The burn victim is from North Carolina.

The unfortunate incident triggered the memories of a similar occurrence that took place in June, a year ago when a man in his early 20's, accidentally fell into the Lower Geyser Basin and was killed by the hot water.