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.
Important Safety Tips For Yellowstone Park After Man Dies In Hot Springs
In recent weeks, the park has been earning a reputation for something far more sinister thanks to a disturbing amount of dangerous encounters within its grounds. Colin Scott, a recent college graduate from Portland, Oregon, suffered a gruesome death when he left a designated trail and fell into an acidic, scalding hot spring. He walked along fragile ground for 225 yards in flip flops before slipping and falling into a hot spring.