Tourist Falls Into Yellowstone Feature – Still Missing

Yellowstone Park Public Affairs personnel have provided limited information on an incident at Norris Geyser Basin today.

A witness reported that a man in his early 20’s walked off the boardwalk and fell into a hot spring.

  • At this time, rangers are treating this incident as a probable fatality because the victim has not been located.

  • Rangers are using extreme caution as they respond given the hazards of the thermal area.

  • The location of the incident is approximately 225 yards off the boardwalk.

  • The Norris Geyser Basin is currently closed.

  • The investigation is ongoing and no further information will be available this evening.

  • We will provide information as it is available tomorrow.

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