Man Dissolves After Falling Into Hot Springs

Posted by on Thursday, November 17, 2016

A 23-year-old man is dead after falling into a hot spring in Yellowstone National Park.

His body has been dissolved by the acidic waters.

According to a National Park Service incident record Colin Scott was looking for a place to “hot pot". A practice of soaking in one of the park’s thermal features, which is not allowed.

When Scott reached down to check the water temperature he fell into a thermal pool about six feet long.

Scott was with his sister who tried to save her brother.

A thunderstorm prevented a rescue operation that day, the next day there was no remains found.

The Team

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