Yellowstone National Park officials have identified the partial foot found in Abyss Pool



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Yellowstone National Park officials have identified a man whose foot floated in one of the park’s deep hot springs in August.

Il Han Roh, 70, who lives in Los Angeles, was identified through DNA analysis “within the last three weeks,” Park said. A press release issued on Thursday said, And his family has been informed.

“To the best of our knowledge, the investigation concluded that there was an unwitnessed incident involving an individual at Abyss Pond on the morning of July 31, 2022, and that no foul play occurred,” park officials said. “Due to a lack of evidence, the circumstances surrounding Roe’s death are unknown.”

An employee was the first to find out A partial foot in a floating shoe in a thermal poolLocated in the southern part of the park is the West Thumb Geyser Basin.

The Abyss Pool is 53 feet deep. According to the National Park Service. It has a temperature of approximately 140 degrees Fahrenheit.

The water in these hot springs can “severely burn” visitors, the service warns on its website.

This isn’t the first fatality in one of Yellowstone’s thermal pools Data listed on the park’s website. In August 2000, a man died after falling into a hot spring; And in June 2016, a man strayed from a designated path and fell into another hot spring.

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