Xanterra Employee Injured in Lower Geyser Basin
Written by Andrew-Rossi on June 15, 2017
A North Carolina man was severely burned when he fell into a hot spring in Yellowstone this week.
21-year-old Gervais Dylan Gatete from Raleigh, North Carolina, sustained severe burns after falling into a hot spring in the Lower Geyser Basin on Tuesday, June 13.
Gatete, an employee with Xanterra Parks and Resorts, was with seven other people when he fell. Park staff was notified just before midnight and provided immediate medical assistance, then transported the patient via ambulance to the airport in West Yellowstone, where he was flown to a hospital. He is listed as being in critical, but stable, condition.
This is the first serious injury in a thermal area this year. Last June, a man left the boardwalk and died after slipping into a hot spring in Norris Geyser Basin.