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Taiwanese tourist killed by falling tree in Yellowstone National Park

A 36-year-old visitor hiking the Fairy Falls trail was hit by a falling pine tree on Monday.
By Kate Stanton   |   June 10, 2014 at 8:26 PM   |   Comments

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo., June 10 (UPI) -- A Taiwanese visitor to Yellowstone died Monday when he was struck by a falling pine tree north of the Old Faithful area of the famed national park.

The National Park Service said in a release that the 36-year-old man was hiking the hiking the Fairy Falls trail with a group.

He apparently stepped off the trail to get better photos of the Grand Prismatic Spring when the tree fell onto his head.

Though park rangers tried to revive the man, he was declared dead at the scene.

NPS is investigating the incident.

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