Jackass falls into hot spring.

You know there were signs everywhere to stay out.

But stupidity trumped common sense.

hot spring
A 21-year-old North Carolina man has suffered severe burns after falling into a hot spring in Yellowstone National Park.

Park officials say Gervais Dylan Gatete of Raleigh, an employee of park concessionaire Xanterra Parks and Resorts, fell into a spring in the Lower Geyser Basin on Tuesday.

Gatete was with seven other people when he fell. He was taken by ambulance to West Yellowstone, Montana, and was flown to the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City.

Hospital spokeswoman Suzanne Winchester said he was in critical but stable condition.

Park spokeswoman Morgan Warthin said the incident is still under investigation.

It’s the first serious injury in a thermal area in Yellowstone this year. Last June, a man died after falling into a hot spring in the Norris Geyser Basin.

This entry was posted in Misc. Bookmark the permalink.


  1. grayjohn says:

    No one “falls” into one of these pools. They get off the board walk, playing the fool for their idiot friends, put themselves in danger and break through into the hot water. anyone entering Yellowstone should have to pass an IQ test first.

  2. bogsidebunny says:

    Somewhere Chuckie Darwin is rubbing his hands together, smiling and doing numerous “fist pumps”!

  3. redneckgeezer says:

    Ditto on what grayjohn had to say. You have to be an intentionally stupid moron to fall into a pool in Yellowstone. Sorry the dude got burned, but there is no way it was a accident.

Comments are closed.