A 48-year-old man was severely burned when he fell into a hot spring at Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone National Park on Sunday night.
Cade Edmond Siemens told park rangers he plunged into the thermal water after venturing off alone off the boardwalk — which is forbidden among visitors — without a flashlight, according to the National Park Service.
When rangers went to investigate the scene this morning, they discovered the mans shoe, hat and a beer car near the geyser, NPS said.
Footprints leading to and from the geyser, as well as blood, were also detected.
After the fall, Siemens, an American whos living in India, went back to his room at the Old Faithful Inn and called for help around midnight.
He was taken to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center with severe burns to a significant portion of his body, the NPS said.
Rangers were investigating Monday to determine if Siemens fall caused any damage to the geyser cone.
The United State Attorneys Office will review the findings once the investigation is completed.
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