Yellowstone Nationwide Park officers on Thursday recognized the individual whose foot was discovered floating in one of many park’s scorching 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 the very best of our data, 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 an absence of proof, the circumstances surrounding the demise 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.
In keeping with the discharge, the person’s household has been notified.
Abyss Pool, positioned west of the West Thumb of Yellowstone Lake, is 53 ft deep and the temperature is about 140 levels Fahrenheit, park officers mentioned.
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In such scorching 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 line with the park’s web site.
Water within the scorching springs can “severely burn” guests, the service warns on its web site.
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