|Above, a Yellowstone hot spring. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
There's a big reason why there are signs and walkways at geyser basins in Yellowstone National Park.: hot springs are deadly!
The New York Daily News reported:
A visitor to Yellowstone National Park is thought to have died after falling into a hot spring, officials said.
The man believed to be in his early 20s was 225 yards away from the path in Norris Geyser Basin when he fell, the park said Tuesday evening.
Park officials are not certain that the man has died, though are presuming he did after rescue operations have failed to find him.
Norris Geyser Basin is home to some of the park’s hottest springs, which have been recorded as high as 459 degrees.To read more, go here.