A 25-year-old Ohio woman died after she was gored by a bison and thrown 10 feet into the air at Yellowstone National Park, park officials told NBC.
According to a park press release, the woman approached the bison within 10 feet on Monday morning and two other individuals were within 25 meters of the animal.
As the bison walked near a boardwalk, the woman approached and the bison attacked her, throwing her high in the air.
The woman suffered a puncture wound and other injuries, Tuesday’s statement said. She was taken to the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.
USA TODAY has contacted Yellowstone National Park for more information.
According to the park, regulations require visitors to stay more than 25 meters away from bison.
What is everyone talking about? Subscribe to our trendy newsletter to receive the latest news of the day
‘Indeed, a Wolverine!’:Wolverine pictured at Yellowstone National Park in rare sightings, travel agency says
“Wildlife in Yellowstone National Park is wild and can be dangerous when approached,” the statement said. “Bison have injured more people in Yellowstone than any other animal. They are unpredictable and can run three times faster than humans.”
Follow journalist Asha Gilbert @Coastalasha. Email: email@example.com.