Man suffers third-degree burns on over 50 percent of his body after going into a hot springs near Salmon, Idaho. Two dogs killed.
The freak accident occurred last week in the Panther Creek Hot Springs, a popular spot in the Salmon-Challis National Forest about 50 miles northwest of the town of Salmon in east-central Idaho.
Forest managers were unaware of a similar incident ever occurring in the 107-year history of the 4.3 million acre (1.7 million hectare) Salmon-Challis, which contains numerous hot springs.
The Salmon-Challis National Forest has issued a warning urging people to use caution when approaching the geothermally heated springs because the water could be near – or even above – boiling.
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“It looks as if there might be underground volcanic activity,” says Alexander.