Authorities have recognized the person whose foot was discovered floating in a Yellowstone Nationwide Park sizzling spring three months in the past, the park mentioned Thursday.
Il Hun Ro, 70, of Los Angeles, died within the incident on the morning of July 31, the Nationwide Park Service mentioned in an announcement.
His foot in a shoe was discovered floating within the sizzling spring Aug. 16.
Nobody is believed to have seen what occurred, and the way he died was not clear, the park service mentioned. Investigators don’t suspect foul play.
“Based mostly on an absence of proof, the circumstances surrounding the loss of life of Ro stay unknown,” the assertion mentioned.
DNA proof led to the identification, the park service mentioned. The household has been notified.
The Abyss Pool, within the West Thumb Geyser Basin, is round 140 levels Fahrenheit. It is among the deepest sizzling springs within the park at greater than 50 toes, based on the park’s web site.
There have been greater than 20 identified deaths in thermal options in Yellowstone since 1890, park officers have mentioned.
Final 12 months, two individuals had been injured in sizzling springs there, together with a 20-year-old lady who was severely burned after she went into Maiden’s Grave Spring to avoid wasting her canine. The animal was pulled out however later died.
Yellowstone Nationwide Park warns guests to at all times keep on boardwalks and trails and to make use of excessive warning across the options.