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Yellowstone employee finds part of a foot inside a shoe

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — A Yellowstone National Park employee found part of a foot inside a shoe floating in a hot pool Tuesday.

The discovery was made in Abyss Pool, which is located in the West Thumb Geyser Basin in the southern part of the park.

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“Since the discovery, rangers have reopened to visitors the temporarily closed West Thumb Geyser Basin and parking lot,” Yellowstone National Park spokeswoman Morgan Warthin said in a statement. “An investigation is underway.”

Abyss Pool has a depth of more than 50 feet and is one of the deepest hot springs in the park, according to the park. Its temperature is approximately 140 degrees.

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