Woman visiting Yellowstone National Park tossed and attacked by bison – USA TODAY

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Corrections and clarifications: A previous version of this story cited an incorrect report of the woman’s injures. She did not die at the park.
A 25-year-old woman from Ohio was injured after being gored by a bison and tossed 10-feet in the air at Yellowstone National Park, park officials said. 
According to a news release, the woman approached the bison within 10 feet Monday morning, and two other people were within 25 yards of the animal. 
As the bison walked near a boardwalk, the woman got closer and the bison attacked her, tossing her into the air.
The woman suffered a puncture wound and other injuries, park officials said. She did not die at the park and was taken to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, park officials told USA TODAY. 
A representative from the medical center told USA TODAY via text Wednesday that it has had no recent patient deaths as a result from the injuries described. 
USA TODAY reached out to Yellowstone National Park for more information.
According to the park, regulations require visitors to remain more than 25 yards away from bison. 
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“Wildlife in Yellowstone National Park are wild and can be dangerous when approached,” the release said. “Bison have injured more people in Yellowstone than any other animal. They are unpredictable and can run three times faster than humans.”
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