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Person Falls Into Hot Spring At Yellowstone National Park

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avatar Person Falls Into Hot Spring At Yellowstone National Park
June 07, 2016 07:31PM
Yellowstone National Park rangers are working to recover someone who fell into a hot spring at Norris Geyser Basin earlier today.

avatar Fatality at Norris Geyser Basin
June 08, 2016 12:53PM
A man in his early 20’s walked off the designated boardwalk, slipped, and fell into a hot spring at the Norris Geyser Basin Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Colin Nathaniel Scott, 23, from Portland, Oregon was with his sister, Sable Scott, when the incident occurred approximately 225 yards off the boardwalk near Pork Chop Geyser.The victim’s sister reported the incident to rangers Tuesday afternoon. Using extreme caution given the hazards of the thermal area, rangers confirmed Scott’s death Tuesday evening. Today, rangers will focus their efforts on recovering the body.

The Norris Geyser Basin is open. However, visitors should anticipate temporary closures in the area until the investigation is complete.

“We extend our sympathy to the Scott family,” said Superintendent Dan Wenk. “This tragic event must remind all of us to follow the regulations and stay on boardwalks when visiting Yellowstone’s geyser basins.”

This fatality is the second known thermal-related incident to occur in the park during the 2016 summer season. Last Saturday, June 6, a father and son suffered burns in the Upper Geyser Basin after walking off the designated trail in the thermal area.
Re: Fatality at Norris Geyser Basin
June 08, 2016 09:08PM
This is sad. Too bad it had to happen. Must be difficult for his family.

It reminds me of the folks that die in Yosemite going over the falls. Most of the time, similar to this case, they seem to be young men.
avatar Re: Fatality at Norris Geyser Basin
June 09, 2016 06:22PM
An article about this said that no remains were found. The pool is also very acidic.
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