The body of a 23-year-old man from Portland, Oregon, was ‘dissolved’ after he made the fatal mistake of trying to enter the boiling water of a geyser.
Colin Nathaniel Scott was visiting the Norris Geyser basin at Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, when he slipped into the acidic water after initially using his hand to test the temperature.
As reported by KULR8, Colin was joined by his sister Sable Scott who allegedly recorded the horrific incident on her phone – but authorities have elected not to release footage or even a description of what it contains.
Deputy Chief Ranger Lorant Veress said:
There’s a closure in place to keep people from doing that for their own safety and also to protect the resources because they are very fragile. But, most importantly for the safety of people because it’s a very unforgiving environment…
They were specifically moving in that area for a place that they could potentially get into and soak. I think they call it Hot Potting.
Efforts were made to retrieve Colin’s body, he was located along with his wallet and flip flops but due to an electric storm attempts had to be put on hold until the next day – but that was already too late.
In a very short order, there was a significant amount of dissolving.
What a terrible way to go.