Every year visitors to Yellowstone National Park disregard warnings, signs and general commonsense to find themselves with an America Bison horn in their rear end or in this spectacular case – boiled alive.
Published on Nov 16, 2016
MAMMOTH, WYOMING — A 23-year-old man who died in Yellowstone National Park last summer was reportedly trying to find a place to soak in the area’s natural hot springs.
Portland, Oregon graduate Colin Scott was killed on June 7 when his body dissolved in the boiling acidic waters of a hot spring in the Norris Geyser basin.
Yellowstone officials released the final incident report following a Freedom of Information Act request by NBC affiliate KULR.
Scott’s sister Sable filmed the whole thing on her cellphone, according to the report, but the video has not been released to the public.
An official said there are signs in the park that warn visitors not to fool around with its natural geothermal features. But the Scott siblings were allegedly trying to do just that, by looking for a place to take a dangerous dip, known as a “hot pot.”
Sable Scott filmed on her cellphone as her brother checked the water temperature, only to slip and fall into the churning hot spring.
Although rescue workers found Colin’s body, their efforts were disrupted by a lightning storm, and by the time they got back to the hot spring, the body had dissolved in the water.
Old Faithful at Sunrise by Edward M. Fielding
A dramatic sunrise at the famous Old Faithful geyser in Yellowstone National park. Photographer Edward M. Fielding rose early to capture the perfect timing of a the geyser erupting with towering steam at the moment the sun rose over the mountains in Yellowstone National Park.
Old Faithful is a cone geyser located in Wyoming, in Yellowstone National Park in the United States. Old Faithful was named in 1870 during the Washburn-Langford-Doane Expedition and was the first geyser in the park to receive a name. It is also called the most predictable geographical feature on Earth erupting almost every 91 minutes. The geyser, as well as the nearby Old Faithful Inn, is part of the Old Faithful Historic District.