Man completely dissolved after falling into acidic hot spring while trying to bathe

BY: Nathan Smith, Buzz60

A Portland, Oregon man who died in June 2016 after falling into a Yellowstone National Park hot spring was reportedly looking for a place to "hot pot" or soak in hot water.

This according to NBC affiliate station KULR after obtaining the park's report into the death of 23-year-old Colin Scott.

Scott and his sister Sable reportedly ventured 225 yards off the boardwalk. In the report, Sable is quoted saying that Colin was, "reaching down to check the temperature of a hot spring when he slipped and fell into the pool."


Search and rescue rangers attempted to recover Colin's body from the Norris Geyser Basin, but due to the acidity of the boiling water, his body was already dissolved the next day.

Yellowstone's basin's are among the park's most deadly, killing more people than any other natural feature.

While it is illegal to leave Yellowstone's boardwalk and to participate in "hot-potting," that hasn't deterred the park's most daring visitors from venturing off the path.

Just weeks before Colin's death, three Canadians were caught leaving the boardwalk and stomping on the Grand Prismatic Spring.

Park officials report that Colin's sister was using her phone to record the moment leading up to his death and that they've declined to release the video.

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