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Yellowstone NP visitors cited after walking near Old Faithful

Incident follows another case where a visitor fell into the thermal water earlier this year
Posted at 10:47 AM, Dec 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-31 21:32:24-05

A pair of visitors were cited after trespassing on the prohibited area at Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone National Park on Friday, Dec. 27.

According to a park ranger, other visitors alerted park officials who tracked down the violators after viewing surveillance video.

This latest incident follows another case where a visitor fell into the thermal water at Old Faithful earlier this year. Cade Edmond Siemers, a 48-year-old U.S. citizen currently living in India, suffered severe burns to a significant portion of his body on sept. 29 after falling into thermal water near the cone of the Old Faithful Geyser.

Back In June 2017 , a man sustained severe burns after falling in a hot spring in the Lower Geyser Basin. In June 2016 , a man left the boardwalk and died after slipping into a hot spring in Norris Geyser Basin. Additionally, one person died, and two people received severe burns from falling into a hot spring in the Lower Geyser Basin in August of 2000.

At this point, park officials are not providing any additional information about the Dec. 27 incident.

Park officials note that there are more than 10,000 hydrothermal features are found in the park, of which more than 500 are geysers.

Video courtesy of Old Faithful livecam.