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Posted: November 17, 2016

Man dissolves after trying to soak in Yellowstone hot pool

Man Dissolves After Falling into Yellowstone Hot Pool

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By Bob D'Angelo

Cox Media Group National Content Desk

An Oregon man who died after attempting to “hot pot” in a Yellowstone National Park hot spring in June dissolved when he fell into the boiling, acidic water, Time magazine reported.

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Time, citing a Freedom of Information Act report request from KULR, said that 23-year-old Colin Scott was looking for a place to “hot pot,” or soak in the waters — a move forbidden by park officials — with his sister.

In the FOIA report, Sable Scott told park officials that her brother “was reaching down to check the temperature of a hot spring when he slipped and fell into the pool.”

Rescue parties who looked for Colin Scott found his body in the pool, but recovery efforts were hindered by a lightning storm and officials had to wait, the report said. The next day, officials could not find any remains because of the pool’s acidic water quality, the report said.

“In a very short order, there was a significant amount of dissolving,” Deputy Chief Ranger Lorant Veress told KULR.


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