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Man Falls in Yellowstone Hot Spring, Escapes With Burns

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By    |   Friday, 16 Jun 2017 05:34 AM

A North Carolina man has severe burns after falling into a hot spring in Yellowstone National Park on Tuesday and is hospitalized in critical condition.

Gervais Dylan Gatete, 21, who works for Xanterra Parks and Resorts, was with seven other people on Tuesday when he fell into the hot spring, reported The Associated Press.

Gatete was flown to the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City to be treated, and although he's stable, a hospital spokeswoman said his condition remains critical.

This is not the first time something like this has happened in Yellowstone National Park.

Last June, a man fell in a hot spring and died.

Superintendent Dan Wenk said people who visit the park are always urged to take safety precautions, according to KGWN.

"Yellowstone's thermal features are dangerous," Wenk said. "We continually stress that people must stay on trails and boardwalks in geyser basins, not only to protect resources, but for their own safety."

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