In an astonishing incident, a woman sustained severe burn injuries while trying to save her pet dog from a hot spring in Yellowstone National Park.
Her father dragged the lady from the water and took her to a local hospital, where she was diagnosed with “severe heat burns” all over her body. The dog of the 20-year-old lady leaped into the near-boiling water and drowned. The authorities are looking into the incident, which is the latest in a series of fires in the park.
According to the US National Park Service, the lady, a Washington state resident, left her vehicle on October 4 to chase after her dog. She entered Maiden’s Grave Spring, a thermal hot spring, to fetch the dog, resulting in “severe thermal burns between her shoulders and feet.”
According to park officials, the water temperature at Maiden’s Grave is 200F (93C). Her father dragged her out of the hot spring and took her to a medical facility in the US state of Idaho. Unfortunately, the dog drowned and couldn’t survive the hot spring.
The Park authorities have frequently urged visitors to be cautious while visiting hydrothermal regions, to stay on boardwalks and pathways, and to keep dogs under physical control at all times. In addition, pets are not permitted in heat zones. This incident should act as a reminder for all pet parents visiting the park to ensure the pets are leashed and in their control during the visit to the park.
Source: BBC News