Woman suffers significant thermal burns in YNP

YELLOWSTONE, Wyo. —  Early Thursday morning, Yellowstone National Park rangers provided initial care to a 19-year-old woman from Rhode Island with second-and third-degree burns to 5 percent of her body.

The incident occurred at Old Faithful.

Due to the injuries, the patient, a concessions employee, was taken by ambulance to West Yellowstone and then life-flighted to the Burn Center at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.

This incident is currently under investigation.

“The ground in hydrothermal areas is fragile and thin, and there is scalding water just below the surface. Everyone must always remain on boardwalks and trails and exercise extreme caution around thermal features,” said the park in a press release.

Learn more about safety in thermal areas here.

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Caroline Chapman is a Community News Reporter who recently made Jackson home. Born and raised in Connecticut, she enjoys reading non-fiction, skiing, hiking, and playing piano in her downtime. She is most passionate about delivering and pursuing stories that directly impact the lives of individuals in the community. Her favorite aspect about living in Jackson is the genuine admiration that Wyomingites share for the land and the life that it sustains.

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