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After Dropping Into Hot Spring By Old Faithful In Yellowstone, Man Critically Burned

On Sunday, a man was brought to the hospital with severe burns and may bear charges after dropping into a thermal pool at Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone National Park.

Cade Edmond Siemers, 48, told he tripped into a hot spring after straying off the park’s boardwalk while he was on a walk without a torch.

According to a statement from the National Park Service, he was able to return to his hotel room, where he requested for help around midnight.

Siemers experienced severe burns to a significant part of his body. He fell into water that was 150 degrees when it was tested in August.

Rangers, per the statement, recorded that Siemers may have absorbed alcohol before his fall. They found Siemers’ shoe, a hat and a beer can near the geyser, and blood nearby.

Walking off the boardwalks by Old Faithful is prohibited, punishable by up to six months in prison and a $5,000 fine. Siemers may face criminal charges.

A statement from the Park Service combines that Siemers’ injury is the first in a hot spring in two years, following an injury in June 2017. The most current death took place a year earlier, on June 2016, when a man slipped into a hot spring after leaving the boardwalk.

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