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Two-Year-Old Falls into Hot Spring, Suffers Burns

A two-year-old girl suffered serious burns when she fell into the runoff of the erupting hot spring Strokkur in the Geysir area in south Iceland on Monday evening.

The erupting hot spring Strokkur. Photo by Eygló Svala Arnarsdóttir.

An ambulance driver who lives in the area was quick to the scene and tended to the girl before a physician arrived in an ambulance, Fréttabladid reports.

The girl was traveling with her parents—the family is from Spain—when she tripped over a rope fencing off the danger zone at the Geysir area and fell into the hot spring’s runoff.

She was taken to a building used by the area’s employees. They called the local ambulance driver, Einar Tryggvason, who called for further assistance and treated the girl with gel and other remedies on site to relieve the burns.

The girl was taken by an ambulance to the Landspítali hospital in Reykjavík where she was admitted to intensive care. She suffered second-degree burns to her hands, chest and face.

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