VOLCANO, Hawaii — Two people fell into an intensely hot natural steam vent at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and one became trapped and died.
"It took us quite a while to get her out. We couldn't get within 10 feet of her because of the scalding heat," said Jim Martin, the park's chief ranger.
The body of Elizabeth Ann Matsch, 24, of Boulder, Colo., was retrieved early Tuesday. John Schnorr, 25, of Seattle, did not require hospitalization.
The two, both volunteer workers for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, were sitting at the edge of the vent taking a steam bath at the time of Monday night's accident.