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Photos: Colin Nathaniel Scott boiled alive after falling into Yellowstone National Park hot spring

Colin Nathaniel Scott
Pictured, Colin Nathaniel Scott (center).
Colin Nathaniel Scott
Pictured, Colin Nathaniel Scott (center). Via facebook. Pictured at his recent graduation from Pacific University.

What led to Colin Nathaniel Scott a nature guide disobeying warning signs and falling into a hot geyser spring at Yellowstone National Park hot spring?

Colin Nathaniel Scott, a 23 year old Portland, Oregon man has died after literally being boiled alive after slipping and falling into a hot spring at Yellowstone National Park.

The man’s death comes after straying off a designated boardwalk in the Norris Geyser Basin area on Tuesday, where water temperatures can reach 93 celcius (200 fahrenheit).

The incident led to authorities calling off the search for the missing man, after being unable to retrieve Scott’s ‘evaporated‘ body,  citing the ‘extreme nature and futility of it all.’

The Norris Geyser Basin is the hottest and most dynamic thermal area in Yellowstone.

The accident occurred in an area where boiling water flows just beneath the earth’s crust.

Told Park spokesperson, Charissa Reid: ‘They were able to recover a few personal effects. There were no remains left to recover.

‘It’s very fragile rock and can be thin as a skiff of ice.’

The park ranger reiterated noticing an increase in people straying from trails and approaching animals this year, caused, in part, by the sheer number of park visitors.

‘The rules in the park aren’t just arbitrary,’ she said. ‘They’re really here to protect people who are visiting the park and the things that they’re here to see.’

The accident came as Colin Nathaniel Scott was with his sister at the time with authorities saying the man disappeared after having walked up to 200 meters from tourist paths. At the time, the man’s sister observed her brother falling off before seeking help.

Scott’s death comes despite warning signs abound the park warn tourists that they mustn’t veer off from the boardwalk or face the dangers of being boiled alive.

Not necessarily understood is why Colin Nathaniel Scott chose to disobey park rules and step off the boardwalk?

Park rangers say Scott may have underestimated a hot geyser spring before traveling off the boardwalk, while others wonder if the man simply slipped or even purposefully fell in?

Some boardwalks over Yellowstone hot springs do not have guard rails, and more visitors have died in them than any other natural feature.

A report via cbsnews describes Colin Nathaniel Scott graduating from Pacific University and ironically previously working at the Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve in Oregon, as a nature guide according to Mary Loftin, a manager at the Hillsboro, Oregon, parks and recreation department. Scott worked there for about 20 months fielding questions from visitors, and his stint ended last year, she said.

‘A very nice young man; a bright spirit,’ Loftin said.

Colin Scott’s linkdn page showed him also working as a research assistant at Pacific University prior to recently graduating.

Colin Nathaniel Scott

Colin Nathaniel Scott

Since 1890, there have been 22 fatalities involving thermal waters in Yellowstone, Ms Reid said.

The last recorded death was on August 22, 2000, when Sara Hulphers, 20, of Oroville, Washington, died after she fell into a hot spring and received third-degree burns.

Tuesday’s horrific incident comes on the heels of several other high-profile incidents at the park.

On Saturday, a 13-year-old boy was burned around his ankle and foot after his father, who had been carrying him, slipped in the park’s Upper Geyser Basin hot spring.

In May, a Canadian film crew was accused of leaving an established boardwalk and stepping onto a geothermal feature where they snapped photos and took video of themselves.

Also last month, park authorities revealed they had to put down a bison calf after a Canadian tourist put it in his car boot because he thought it looked cold.

Colin Nathaniel Scott
Colin Nathaniel Scott pictured far right at high school graduation.

Colin Nathaniel Scott
Colin Nathaniel Scott

Colin Nathaniel Scott
Colin Nathaniel Scott via linkdn.

Colin Nathaniel Scott

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  • Stevie Williams

    That’s why Hillary almost won !!!! Immature selfish greedy immoral people who thinks that the rules don’t apply to them !!!

  • David Adrian López Sánchez

    He was respected and well-liked by his peers, he was an outstanding student, he was generous, he volunteered, he won multople awards and honors… But ultimately, none of this matter: in the end, considering the reasons leading to his death and the circumstances surrounding it, he was nothing but a fool.

  • Chet Donnelly

    If we didn’t care, we’d have voted for the bank bought, neocon criminal, Hillary Clinton.

  • Jon Snow

    A man is dead and you’re playing partisan politics. Look in the mirror.

  • AntRodrigues

    Regardless, it should not be that hard to have some form of tact and decency!

  • AktionT4

    Remove the warning signs – let stupidity and Natural Selection sort it out.

  • It’s why Trump got elected. Nobody cares about anyone else.

  • Zell

    Hmmm, I don’t disagree with you that the comments are out of line and vile, but there’s nothing to indicate that it’s Trump supporters. I seem to remember the left making horrible comments after the kid got eaten by an alligator earlier this year, saying that’s what white people get when they think rules don’t apply to them.

  • Jim Daddy 74

    That’s right!! We are damn proud to have a country where free speech is GUARANTEED!! You can leave anytime you like !!

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    The comments below are brought to you by Comrade Trump’s Deplorables. Are you proud now, America?

  • stratomartin

    Appalling comments below. What have we become?

  • coloradoguy1209

    New college graduate….. might have had academic smarts but, as is too often common, he was an academic smart guy who unfortunately lacked the willingness to heed his common sense, in that moronic move he made. Darwin comes to mind….. And he disappeared due to the pool’s high acidic content….. wow. What a legacy he left behind. Just goes to show ya, ya gotta know when you push limits & when not to. But never, never test limits in an at all **cavalier** manner, as Colin Scott did, when the odds are high for one’s sudden & immediate annihilation should something, anything go wrong.

  • Guest1

    The dead do not care and the living need a relief. I have seen most types of deaths and humor is the one best way to deal with it. This is not the place for sensitive people as you know.

  • patriotmom

    The cruelty is people who make jokes about a tragic death.

  • Guest1

    You have to admit he did qualify for the Darin award. The cruelty is having your sister watch you die.

  • Guest1

    He now know how a Crab feels when cooked. RIP

  • patriotmom

    You are a cruel person.

  • Bayman

    He looked pretty retarded