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Yellowstone National Park releases more information after human foot found at Abyss Pool

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Posted at 10:43 AM, Aug 18, 2022

(Updated 10:00 a.m. MDT, 08/19/2022)

Yellowstone National Park officials released more information on Friday after part of a human foot was found at Abyss Pool on Tuesday, August 16.

A park news release said evidence gathered by YNP law enforcement officers so far indicates the incident involved one person and likely happened on the morning of July 31, 2022 at Abyss Pool.

Park officials currently believe there was no foul play, and an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death is ongoing.

No further details are being shared at this time. We will update you if we get more information.
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Part of a foot was found inside a shoe on Tuesday, August 16, by an employee at Abyss Pool, one of the deepest hot springs in Yellowstone National Park.

The Abyss Pool is in the West Thumb Geyser Basin, in the southern part of the park, and reaches temperatures of approximately 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Following the discovery, that section of the park was temporarily closed and has since been reopened to visitors.

Yellowstone Public Information Officer Morgan Warthin says an investigation is ongoing.

At this time, no further details are available. We will update you if we receive more information.