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Warrants issued for men who walked across Yellowstone National Park hot spring

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1 of the 4 men who ran onto Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park 1 of the 4 men who ran onto Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park
A screenshot from one of the group's now-deleted videos A screenshot from one of the group's now-deleted videos

Arrest warrants have been issued for some of the men who were seen walking on the Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park over the weekend.

Officials say arrest warrants are out for three of the four men who were seen violating federal regulations in the park in a video that has gone viral in the past 24 hours.

The three men have been identified as Charles Ryker Gamble, Alexey Andriyovych Lyakh, and Justis Cooper Price-Brown

The prosecuting attorney listed on the case says each of the three men identified so far faces two charges each. The fourth man in the video has not been identified.

The three defendants are charged with two counts each.  The counts and their description are below.

36 C.F.R. S 7.13 (i) - Yellowstone National Park: Travel on Trails; foot travel in all thermal areas and within the Yellowstone Canyon between the Upper Falls and inspiration Point must be confined to boardwalks or trails that are maintained for such travel and are marked by official signs.

36 C.F.R. S 2.3+(a)(4) - Creates or maintains a hazardous or physically offensive condition.

These charges have been filed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Wyoming (Yellowstone NP branch) in the US Federal District for the District of Wyoming - YNP.

Over the weekend, the four filmmakers from Canada walked out on Grand Prismatic Spring in the park, disturbing an area off limits, showing complete disregard to boundary signs.

The group has been posting regular updates on their website HighOnLife.ca and on social media; their Facebook page says: "We Travel Around the World for a Living and Make Fun and Adventurous Videos! We also have a clothing company."

Since the video showing them walking onto the spring went viral on Monday, they have deleted several videos and social media posts, which have been flooded with comments expressing outrage over their actions.

In the post, the group says they "wandered off the laid out path...unaware of the ecological ramifications and safety precautions."

They continued, “For this we would like to sincerely apologize to the Yellowstone park community and the public.

Many feel the apology is not good enough and want park officials make an example of these individuals.

The group of filmmakers known as “High on Life” on Facebook initially posted pictures they took while breaking the rules. They then took them down after enormous outcry from the public.

In an attempt to set things right, they posted an apology - and asked people to share a story, using the hashtag #donationforYellowstone - and for each time the hashtag is used, they say they will donate a dollar- capped at $5,000.

Click here to read the full text of that post.

They then edited that post in the last few hours, saying they were just going to donate the money.

Other than the voluntary $5,000 donation, many are questioning what Yellowstone Park Officials will do.

Park spokeswoman Charissa Reid says officials are discussing the incident and this remains an open investigation.

The video shows up only days after Shamash Kassam and his son - also from Canada - put abison calf in the back of their car because they were worried it was cold.

When park officials tried to reunite the calf with its mother, the mother rejected it and park officials say they had to euthanize the calf.

In that case, park officials say those tourists were "ticketed"

Shamash Kassam was cited for picking up the bison calf from the road, and paid $135 for his violation.

He stated he understood what he did was wrong and would never do it again.

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