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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK - The 6-year-old boy who was burned after he slipped and fell into water from a geyser in the Old Faithful area on Saturday has been treated and released from the burn center at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City.

Barbara Schuster, a registered nurse at the burn center, said Monday morning that she couldn't release any information about the extent of the boy's injuries.

However, Schuster said, "it is good news" that the boy was treated and released to go home. She said he wasn't sent to any other medical center.

The boy, of South Jordan, Utah, was burned after he slipped on a wet boardwalk and fell into water from a recently erupted geyser at about 6 p.m. Saturday.

The boy's arms and legs were burned in the fall, and he was flown to the Utah burn center, according to park officials.

It is National Park Service policy not to release the identities of juvenile accident victims, according to the agency.

In October, another 6-year-old boy was severely burned when he tripped and fell into a hot spring in the park while walking off a trail with his father.

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