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Hot Springs Dog Rescue Scalds Man at Deadly Site in Nevada

By    |   Monday, 13 Oct 2014 09:39 AM

A scalded man was airlifted to a hospital in Reno after he jumped into a Nevada hot spring to rescue a dog.  A woman died of burns doing the same thing there in 2000 when two dogs leaped into the simmering water.

The Associated Press reported Gerlach Volunteer Fire Chief Willard Gooch as saying the man was scalded late Friday afternoon by water in the Double Hot Springs on the Black Rock Desert, about 120 miles north of Reno.

Gooch told the Reno Gazette-Journal the man was flown by medical helicopter to a Reno hospital, where his condition was not immediately released.

Water in the hot springs can reach about 180 degrees, and a fence was installed around them after similar accidents in the past.

U.S. Bureau of Land Management spokesman Chris Rose said Sunday he did not have any immediate details of the latest accident.

In 2000, a 27-year-old Reno woman and a friend were walking near the Double Hot Springs when their dogs leaped into one of the pools.

They tried to rescue the animals and ended up getting severely burned themselves.

The woman died from her burns and her friend suffered second- and third-degree burns over 80 percent of his body.

Both dogs had to be euthanized.

The status of the dog in the latest accident was not immediately known.

Gooch told the Gazette-Journal he's aware of at least six cases in recent years of people who jumped into the hot springs on the Black Rock Desert to try to save an animal.

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A scalded man was airlifted to a hospital in Reno after he jumped into a Nevada hot spring to rescue a dog. A woman died of burns doing the same thing there in 2000 when two dogs leaped into the simmering water.
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