Angler Dies After Falling Into Yellowstone River in Yellowstone National Park
An angler from Iowa died in Yellowstone National Park after falling into the Yellowstone River near Mud Volcano, according to park officials.
Th 65-year-old, whose name hasn't yet been released, was working his way out to a small island in the middle of the river Thursday afternoon when he slipped into the stream and was unable to regain his footing, they said.
Rangers who responded to a call from a witness found the man's body six miles downstream, face down along the river bank north of Elk Antler Creek.
Members of Yellowstone’s Technical Rescue Team, who are trained in swiftwater rescue, pulled him from the river. After he was examined by paramedics, the man was declared dead at the scene, a release from the park said.
According to park officials the man, who was from Cedar Rapids, had underlying health issues that might have contributed to the accident. The cause of death remains under investigation.