Woman burns her body while trying to save dog from Yellowstone hot spring

A 20-year-old American woman burned her body when she jumped into a 93 ° C hot spring in Yellowstone National Park, United States. This young woman was trying to help her dog who had fallen into the bubbling well. The facts happened Monday, October 4 at Maiden’s Grave Spring, west of the park. Called on the scene, help drove the young American to the burn treatment center of the regional hospital in eastern Idaho. She is now in critical condition, officials said. His burns extend from shoulders to feet.

Park urges pet owners to be careful

This rescue story unfortunately does not have a happy ending. The dog who jumped out of the car and entered the hot spring died. He lost his life after being pulled from the source, park officials said.

Yellowstone, which receives an average of four million visitors each year, urges walkers to keep control of their pets in order to avoid these kinds of incidents. Place matters environ 10.000 points hydrothermiques, 500 of which are geysers.

Last September, a 19-year-old park worker was injured in Old Faithful, one of the most powerful geysers in the world. She had suffered second and third degree burns over 5% of her body surface. More than twenty people died at Yellowstone after entering or falling into hot springs, the last of which was in 2016.

Source: Slate.fr by www.slate.fr.

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