Park Ranger Ryan Francis Weltman

Park Ranger Ryan Francis Weltman

United States Department of the Interior - National Park Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Sunday, July 3, 1994

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Ryan Francis Weltman

Park Ranger Ryan Weltman drowned in the Shoshone Lake in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, when his kayak capsized.

He was crossing the lake to warn campers of approaching storms when he was caught in rough waters and capsized.

Park Ranger Weltman was survived by his parents and sister.


  • Age 22
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned
  • Location Wyoming

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