In the northwestern part of the state of Wyoming, there is the oldest national park in the world. With its location atop a magma chamber, Yellowstone is famous for hosting two-thirds of the world’s geysers.
In addition, the park contains about 10,000 hot springs. Due to the high salt content of the water, bathing in hot springs is strictly prohibited.
But despite the warning signs, there have been cases of people wanting to swim. It can be fatal.
On the morning of August 16, a park employee noticed something floating on the surface of a hot spring called the Abyss Pool.
As he approached, he saw that it was a shoe. He lures it out of the water, and finds that it contains the remains of a human leg.
– So far, evidence from the investigation shows that it was an incident involving one person. The incident likely occurred on the morning of July 31, 2022, at the Abyss Pool, the park service in a . said statement.
– While there is no suspicion of a criminal act behind the incident, the park service continues to run.
The Norwegian Parks Service did not want to explain why they believed there was no question of a criminal act. The identity of the dead is also not known.
More than 22 people are said to have lost their lives in Yellowstone’s hot springs. The last known death occurred in 2016.
23-year-old Colin Scott is out on an excursion in the nature reserve with his sister. The two of them left the marked path and looked for a hot spring where they could bathe. Then everything went horribly wrong.
based on Security Scott was about to dip his foot into one of the springs when he suddenly slipped and fell into the hot, acidic water.
The sister ran to warn the park ranger, but it was too late for Scott.
Rescue workers arrived and tried to get the dead boy out of the water. However, due to a severe thunderstorm, they had to cancel the action. When they returned the next day, the body was completely decomposed.
Feet on the beach
According to scientific sites Live ScienceNo wonder it was the foot in the shoe that witnessed the death on July 31.
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The website writes that the human body that is left in the water over time will naturally break down. When that happens, it’s common for the feet to loosen as the soft tissue in the feet and ankles rots, according to LiveScience.
Most modern shoes float. If the shoe is still on the foot when removed, the shoe will float to the surface when the foot is freed from the rest of the foot.
Live Science writes further that it is precisely this phenomenon that is behind the so far 21 human feet in sneakers that have washed up on the shores of the Canadian province of British Columbia since 2007.
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