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Old 06-08-2016, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
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Oregon man dies after falling into hot spring at Yellowstone - KXLH.com | Helena, Montana

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A press release from Yellowstone National Park on Wednesday says that Scott, 23 years old, walked off the designated boardwalk, and slipped and fell into a hot spring at the Norris Geyser Basin

Scott was with his sister when the incident happened about 225 yards off the boardwalk near Pork Chop Geyser; his sister reported the incident to park rangers.

Pork Chop Geyser is about 27 miles east of West Yellowstone.

Using extreme caution given the hazards of the thermal area, rangers confirmed Scott’s death Tuesday evening.
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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — The Latest on the death of man who fell into a hot spring at Yellowstone National Park. (all times local):

3:30 p.m.

Rangers have suspended efforts to recover the body of an Oregon man who fell into a highly acidic hot spring after wandering away from a designated boardwalk at Yellowstone National Park.

Park spokeswoman Charissa Reid said there were no remains left to recover at the site where 23-year-old Colin Nathaniel Scott slipped into the hot spring on Tuesday.

Reid says Scott's sister was with him at the time of the accident, looking at thermal features in the Norris Geyser Basin. They were about 225 yards away from the boardwalk in violation of park rules.

Days earlier, a 13-year-old boy was burned in a different hot spring in Yellowstone.

At least 22 people are known to have died from hot-spring injuries in or near Yellowstone since 1890.

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Old 06-08-2016, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
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And this gem of a video showing 6 people traipsing off the boardwalk on the hot springs..

Raw video: 6 people walking across hot spring in Yellowstone Nat - KXLH.com | Helena, Montana
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Old 06-08-2016, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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Some people are just idiots. It's too bad there isn't a way to know beforehand who's too imbecilic to be safely allowed into the park, so they can Darwinize themselves somewhere else.
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Old 06-09-2016, 05:44 AM
 
Location: NC
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No body? And we only have the sister's report that the guy was even there in the first place? Sounds potentially suspicious to me. Of course I read a lot of novels.
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