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    Man feared dead after falling into Yellowstone hot spring

    A man is feared to have died after falling into a hot spring in Yellowstone National Park.

    A visitor to the park on Tuesday reported seeing a man in his early 20s walk off the boardwalk in the Norris Geyser Basin area and fall into the thermal spring about 225 yards away.
    The Norris Geyser Basin is the hottest and most dynamic thermal area in Yellowstone, which features springs that can reach temperatures close to 200F (93C).
    http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2...one-hot-spring

    (Perhaps I should have put this in the missing section)

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    I think there is a thread on people missing in national parks downstairs.
    With all the recent incidents at Yellowstone it will not be long before it is closed off to visitors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cuffem View Post
    I think there is a thread on people missing in national parks downstairs.
    With all the recent incidents at Yellowstone it will not be long before it is closed off to visitors.
    Or they'll have to put 30-foot-high plexiglass walls around all the springs.
    JMO. MOO.

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    https://www.yahoo.com/news/gruesome-...083041147.html
    Hot Springs death highlights problems at Yellowstone.

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    I had wrongly assumed when I first heard this story on the news yesterday that this person had committed suicide. To me, though, if you choose not to follow the rules or safety guides, you do so at your own risk. There is no way possible the man and his sister were not aware of the instructions. 225 feet from the given walkway is a long way, IMHO.
    "If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it."
    - John Irving in A Prayer for Owen Meany

    Unless I provide a link or refer to a specific link, all my ramblings are theories, speculation, scenarios based on what info is available and my own unique life experiences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cuffem View Post
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/gruesome-...083041147.html
    Hot Springs death highlights problems at Yellowstone.
    Kinda gruesome eh? Because this guy has effectively been boiled in acid, there's nothing left to recover.

    He must be a shoo-in for the Darwin Awards.

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    https://www.yahoo.com/news/chinese-t...210629455.html

    Chinese Tourist fined $1,000. at Yosemite.

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    More fines, less missing people sounds good to me!
    "If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it."
    - John Irving in A Prayer for Owen Meany

    Unless I provide a link or refer to a specific link, all my ramblings are theories, speculation, scenarios based on what info is available and my own unique life experiences.

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    There's a book about deaths in Yellowstone, and I just finished the chapter on hot springs. It's pretty gruesome reading.

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    Heard about this story today. Why people don't take greater precaution when there have been so many similar incidents before, I just don't get it. Especially when you risk getting cooked alive.


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    http://www.grindtv.com/wildlife/rang...tly-help-fawn/

    Grand Canyon tourist ignorantly helps fawn.
    I put this here as a part of the ongoing problems with tourists at national parks.

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    I grew up near Yellowstone Park. Everybody has tales of really stupid tourist behavior. My personal favorite was the woman who berated me loudly for the way we wasted energy by not turning off the geysers in the winter...
    Opinions expressed are strictly my own (who else would they belong to???)

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    Quote Originally Posted by carbuff View Post
    I grew up near Yellowstone Park. Everybody has tales of really stupid tourist behavior. My personal favorite was the woman who berated me loudly for the way we wasted energy by not turning off the geysers in the winter...
    This is the year to locate Mark Dribin http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...ht=Mark+Dribin NamUs MP#876 and Ilene Misheloff http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...lene+Misheloff NamUs MP#6410 and bring them home to their families!

    Parents watch your children. Free-range parenting leads to more child victims.

    Cruelty to humans begins with cruelty to animals.

    I believe in closure, not forgiveness. I'm also unapologetically judgemental.

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    https://www.yahoo.com/gma/harbor-sea...opstories.html
    Harbor Seal Pup Euthanized after Being taken off Washington Beach.
    This woman was going to keep this seal at home as a pet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cuffem View Post
    https://www.yahoo.com/gma/harbor-sea...opstories.html
    Harbor Seal Pup Euthanized after Being taken off Washington Beach.
    This woman was going to keep this seal at home as a pet.
    SABBM

    Unbelievable. Some people's ignorance is astounding. Leave wildlife where it is and if you have concerns... call the DNR !

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