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Woman flown to EIRMC after falling into thermal feature at Yellowstone

Montana

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MISSOULA, Montana — A woman was airlifted to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center Tuesday after falling into a thermal feature while trying to take photos at Yellowstone National Park.

Park officials told NBC Montana the woman illegally entered the park and fell into a hot spring or hole where hot gases emerge near the Old Faithful geyser.

Despite being burned, officials say she drove 50 miles until being pulled over by park rangers. A medical helicopter was then called.

Rangers say the woman illegally entered the park as Yellowstone has been closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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