Yellowstone Nationwide Park officers on Thursday recognized the individual whose foot was discovered floating in one of many park’s sizzling springs this summer time.
Il Hun Ro, 70, of Los Angeles, was recognized utilizing DNA evaluation “within the final three weeks,” park officers wrote in a information launch.
“The investigation decided, to one of the best of our information, that an unwitnessed incident involving one particular person occurred on the morning of July 31, 2022, at Abyss Pool, and no foul play occurred,” park officers reported. “Primarily based on a scarcity of proof, the circumstances surrounding the dying of Ro stay unknown.”
In August, park workers found a part of a foot in a shoe floating within the West Thumb Geyser Basin within the southern a part of the park.
Based on the discharge, the person’s household has been notified.
Abyss Pool, positioned west of the West Thumb of Yellowstone Lake, is 53 toes deep and the temperature is about 140 levels Fahrenheit, park officers stated.
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In such sizzling springs, superheated water cools because it reaches the floor, sinks and is changed by hotter water from under. The circulation prevents the water from reaching the temperature wanted to set off a geyser-like eruption, in keeping with the park’s web site.
Water within the sizzling springs can “severely burn” guests, the service warns on its web site.
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