Ohio Woman Gored By Bison In Yellowstone National Park

Kevin Koile - Sheridan Media

UPDATE: Several national media outlets reported that the woman died of her injuries, but have issued a correction. The woman is ALIVE!

An Ohio woman is in the hospital after getting too close to a bison within Yellowstone National Park.

A Park spokesperson says sometime Monday morning (May 30th), an unidentified 25-year old female from Grove City, Ohio, approached a bison near a boardwalk at Black Sand Basin (north of Old Faithful), and at one point was within 10 feet of the animal.

As the woman approached, the bison charged, gored and tossed her about 10 feet into the air.

She sustained a puncture wound and other unknown injuries.

Park emergency medical providers responded and transported her to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, ID.

Two other individuals were also within 25 yards of the same bison.

The incident remains under investigation.

This is the first reported incident in 2022 involving a park visitor getting too close to a bison and was consequently attacked by the animal.

Bison have injured more people in Yellowstone than any other animal.

They are unpredictable and can run three times faster than humans.

Park rangers recommend visitors stay at least 25 yards away from any wildlife.

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