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Man Dissolved After Trying To Bathe In Yellowstone

A man dissolved after trying to bathe in the wrong hot spring in Yellowstone National Park

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Yellowstone National Park Acidic Spring, File Picture

Earlier this year in June 2016, 23-year-old Colin Scott was visiting Yellowstone National Park, located mostly in Wyoming.

Colin was visiting the park with his sister, Sable Scott, the siblings were looking  for a hot spring to bathe or soak in, the act commonly referred to as "“hot potting".

The act of "hot potting" is a practice forbidden by the park.

After a Freedom of Information Act request was submitted by KULR it was discovered from a report quoting Sable Scott, Colin “was reaching down to check the temperature of a hot spring when he slipped and fell into the pool,”.

A search and rescue team was deployed to find Colin Scott, they were successful in locating Colin's body in the pool alongside his wallet and flip flops, the team were unable to rescue Colin on that day as a lightning storm disrupted their efforts. The team returned the next day but to find that he had completely dissolved in the acidic pool.

Deputy Chief Ranger Lorant Veress stated that the waters were  churning, acidic and “In a very short order, there was a significant amount of dissolving,”

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