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Tourists stand on a boardwalk over Morning Glory Pool, a famous hot spring in the Upper Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park Stephen Ehlers—Moment Editorial/Getty Images

Man Confirmed Dead After Fall in Yellowstone Hot Spring

Jun 08, 2016

Officials at Yellowstone National Park have confirmed that an Oregon man reported to have fallen in a hot spring Tuesday was killed, the park said Wednesday.

Colin Nathaniel Scott, 23, of Portland, slipped and fell in a hot spring near Porkchop Geyser Tuesday afternoon after he and his sister left the boardwalk in the Norris Geyser Basin, park officials said in a statement.

Rangers confirmed Scott's death Tuesday evening, the park said. An effort to retrieve his remains was called off Wednesday because there was nothing that could safely be recovered, park spokeswoman Charissa Reid said.

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