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Mystery Unsolved: Human Foot Found In Yellow Stone National Park


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A human foot was discovered at Yellow Stone Nation Park.

Yellowstone National Park officials said on Thursday that local law enforcement authorities are conducting an investigation into a human foot that was discovered at the National Park.

The foot was found drifting in a hot spring in the southern area of the park.

According to Morgan Warthin, the public relations officer for Yellowstone National Park, the Abyss Pool that is located close to the West Thumb Geyser Basin has been temporarily closed as a result of the finding of the foot.

As of right now the foot has not been connected to any missing persons.

CBS dropped these details:

Yellowstone National Park officials are investigating after a park employee spotted part of a foot, in a shoe, floating in a hot spring in the southern part of the park, officials said Thursday.

Tuesday’s discovery at Abyss Pool led to the temporary closure of the West Thumb Geyser Basin and its parking lot. The area has since reopened.

The park did not have any other information about the investigation to make public on Thursday, park spokesperson Morgan Warthin said.

Abyss Pool, located west of the West Thumb of Yellowstone Lake, is 53 feet deep and the temperature is about 140 degrees Fahrenheit, park officials said. It is on the south side of the southern loop through the park.

In such hot springs, superheated water cools as it reaches the surface, sinks and is replaced by hotter water from below. The circulation prevents the water from reaching the temperature needed to set off an eruption like happens with geysers in the park, according to the park’s website.

The gruesome discovery comes after multiple sets of human remains have been discovered at Lake Mead, a once-thriving reservoir nearly 800 miles southwest of Yellowstone, over the last few months.

The Associated Press had more on the story:

Yellowstone National Park officials are investigating after a park employee spotted part of a foot, in a shoe, floating in a hot spring in the southern part of the park, officials said Thursday.

Tuesday’s discovery at Abyss Pool led to the temporary closure of the West Thumb Geyser Basin and its parking lot. The area has since reopened.

The park did not have any other information about the investigation to make public on Thursday, park spokesperson Morgan Warthin said.

Abyss Pool, located west of the West Thumb of Yellowstone Lake, is 53 feet (16 meters) deep and the temperature is about 140 degrees Fahrenheit (60 Celsius), park officials said. It is on the south side of the southern loop through the park.

In such hot springs, superheated water cools as it reaches the surface, sinks and is replaced by hotter water from below. The circulation prevents the water from reaching the temperature needed to set off an eruption like happens with geysers in the park, according to the park’s website.



 

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