Human Remains Identified From This Popular Yellowstone Attraction.
Yellowstone National Park is one of the busiest National Parks in the country.
Year after year, folks from all over the United States, and the world come to visit its natural wonders. Part of what makes Yellowstone National Park so beautiful, is also what makes it dangerous for those who might not use caution.
Back in August, a disturbing incident took place in Yellowstone National Park when a partial human foot was found floating in a shoe in the West Thumb Geyser Basin.
According to a press release from Yellowstone National Park, they believe that the foot came from an incident that occurred at the end of July. The press release goes on to state:
"The investigation determined, to the best of our knowledge, that an unwitnessed incident involving one individual happened on the morning of July 31, 2022, at Abyss Pool, and no foul play occurred."
After several months, the DNA returned and the foot has been identified as belonging to Il Hun Ro, a 70-year-old male from Los Angeles, California. The family of the victim has been informed and the press release from the park goes on to state that there is no further information available.
The thermal pools are one of the most popular features in Yellowstone, however, the temperatures of the water can reach up to 204 degrees while the steam can reach upwards of 350 degrees or more.
Yellowstone National Park has over 10 thousand hydrothermal features, including over 500 geysers which makes it the biggest collection of hydrothermal features in the world.