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Teen burned by Yellowstone hot spring

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BILLINGS (AP)- A 13-year-old boy is recovering after being burned by a hot pool in Yellowstone National Park.

The Billings Gazette reports that park spokeswoman Charissa Reid says the boy sustained burns around his ankle and foot after his father, who had been carrying him, slipped in the park’s Upper Geyser Basin on Saturday.

Reid says the father was also burned by the water while pulling his son out of the hot springs but refused treatment.

Some hot springs in Yellowstone National Park can reach temperatures close to 200 degrees.

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