A woman, desperate for pictures of Old Faithful, snuck into Yellowstone National Park yesterday. Yellowstone National Park is closed because of the coronavirus.
While backing up to take pictures of Old Faithful, she fell into a thermal feature. The temperature of the water in Old Faithful can reach above 350 degrees.
During an eruption, the water temperature at the vent has been measured at 204°F (95.6C). The steam temperature has been measured above 350°
Rather than contacting anyone for help, she got back in her car and drove another 50 miles before finally being stopped by park officials. She was immediately flown to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Visitors to Yellowstone National Park are cautioned to never leave the boardwalks. In 2016, a tourist who wandered off the boardwalk fell into an acidic thermal pool and died.
Hat Tip to NBC Montana