22-year old Lin Ching-Ling from Taiwan died this week after slipping into the Firehole River near Old Faithful. Yellowstone Park Acting Public Affairs Officer,
According to officials, Ling had been submerged for approximately 5 minutes before bystanders were able to pull her from the water.
Ling died hours after being transported to the medical center.
Allen says this is a good reminder to visitors that water conditions in Yellowstone can be very dangerous:
Ling was visiting the Park while spending the summer working in Big Sky, Montana.