piece of human foot found in Yellowstone National Park

The first elements of the investigation carried out by the park police “suggest that an event involving an individual probably occurred on the morning of July 31, 2022 at Abyss Pool”, specifies the press release. “At this point, the park believes this is not a foul play. The investigation is continuing to determine the circumstances of the death,” the park added.

This is not the first tragic accident in this mythical national park in the American West, the oldest in the country. In 2016, a young man died after falling from a footbridge into another hot spring and last year two people suffered similar serious burns.

The authorities once again reminded visitors to stay on the paths and to “be extremely careful” near geothermal areas. Yellowstone National Park, larger than most French departments and straddling the states of Wyoming, Idaho and Montana (northwest), welcomed 4.8 million visitors in 2021.

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