By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
A woman was seriously injured Tuesday morning when she entered Yellowstone National Park illegally and fell into a thermal feature at Old Faithful.
Park Public Information Officer Linda Veress confirmed the incident in an email to Cowboy State Daily.
Yellowstone National Park is still closed to the public because of the coronavirus.
According to reports, the woman was at the Old Faithful Geyser area of the park taking photos when she stepped backwards and fell into a thermal feature. It is not known which thermal feature the woman fell into.
The woman suffered burns after falling into the feature. She then drove north through the park and was contacted by park rangers 1 mile south of Mammoth Hot Springs.
Due to her injuries, she was life-flighted to the Burn Center at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.
The incident is under investigation. No further information was provided about the woman or the extent of her injuries.