Dogs Killed, Man Severely Burned in Idaho Hot Spring
BOISE, Idaho (KTVB) -- A Boise man had to be taken by by air ambulance to Seattle after suffering third-degree burns on over 50 percent of his body after going into a hot springs near Salmon, Idaho.
Paden McCormic was hiking with his wife, Katie, and their two dogs when they reached Panther Creek Hot Springs, also known as Big Creek Hot Spring, on Thursday. According to Katie's mom, the dogs jumped in and burned quickly in the water. Paden jumped in to save them, and was burned as well. The dogs named Dexter and Dahlia died in the springs. We're told Paden has a long road to recovery.
The incident has prompted the Salmon-Challis National Forest to issue a warning that the hot springs are experiencing a dangerous temperature increase this summer. People are urged to use caution when approaching the water in the springs because it could be near, or even above boiling.