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Sunday, June 12, 2016
Man Falls Into Scalding Yellowstone Hot Spring; Nothing Left of His Body to Recover
The search has been called off
for the remains of an Oregon man who fell into
one of Yellowstone National Park’s hot springs.
Officials at Yellowstone National Park confirm there is nothing left of the man’s body to recover.
Colin Nathaniel Scott, 23, of Portland, was visiting the park with his sister when the incident happened near the Noris Basin Geyser on Tuesday,
Scott reportedly left the boardwalk and fell into the hot spring, officials say. There are signs warning visitors not to leave the boardwalks for their own safety.
The temperature can top 400 degrees Fahrenheit in the Noris Basin Geyser. The boiling point of water is 212°F.
Officials were cautious about recovering the body due to the searing heat around the hole.
At least 22 park visitors have lost their lives in the hot springs and thermal areas of the park located mainly in Wyoming.
June 12, 2016
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