World News – US – Toddler falls into ‘thermal feature’ in Yellowstone National Park, resulting in second degree burns


A 3-year-old suffered second degree burns on Friday after falling into a’ thermal element ‘in Yellowstone National Park

The National Parks Service (NPS) said in a statement that the child « ran off the trail, » then slipped and fell into the device, which is a collection of hot boiling water. incident happened near the Fountain Freight road at Midway Geyser Basin

The child suffered second degree thermal burns to the lower body and back and was transported to the burn center at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center The NPS said the incident was currently under investigation

This is the second major thermal zone injury in 2020, NPS said In May, a visitor who entered the park illegally fell into a thermal element in Old Faithful while backing up and picking up pictures

Yellowstone National Park began a phased reopening in May after closing in March amid growing concerns over the coronavirus

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World News – US – Toddler falls into « thermal feature » in Yellowstone National Park, resulting in second degree burns


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