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Bison injures 9-year-old girl in Yellowstone National Park

Posted: 3:35 PM, Jul 23, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-23 17:37:30-04

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK – On Monday, a bull bison charged a group of people and tossed a 9-year-old girl into the air in Yellowstone National Park, according to a press release.

The release said the incident happened in the Old Faithful Geyser area, near Observation Point Trail. Witnesses reported a group of around 50 people were within five to ten feet of the bison for at least 20 minutes before the bison charged.

The girl from Odessa, Florida was assessed and treated by park emergency medical providers. She was later seen at the Old Faithful Clinic and released.

No citations have been issued and the incident remains under investigation, according to the release.