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2nd video of a man near thermal feature in Yellowstone National Park

Posted at 12:56 PM, Sep 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-17 14:56:01-04

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK – Two incidents caught on video at Yellowstone National Park last Friday are catching a lot of attention.

On Sunday, video was shared showing a man walking on Old Faithful geyser, ignoring warnings from park officials and tourists.

Now, new video and pictures show what many believe to be the same man on yet another natural feature of the park.

Kelly Kosciuk was visiting the park with her family on Friday when she shot video of the man near Beryl Spring, heading south from Mammoth Hot Springs, about 40 miles from Old Faithful.

Kosciuk says everyone around her, including family members and visitors, were yelling at him to get out.

In the first incident, the man can be seen standing close to the center of the geyser, and lays down at one point.

Ashley Lemanski, who shot the first video, said everyone was absolutely terrified as they didn’t know if the man as going to jump in or not; everyone just stood in shock watching him.

Lemanski says she saw the man being handcuffed and put in the back of an suv.

We have contacted Yellowstone National Park about both incidents, but they have not yet released any information. We do not yet know if the man will be charged for the incident; we will update you if we get more information.

The Yellowstone website states: “Stay on boardwalks and trails in thermal areas. Hot springs have injured or killed more people in Yellowstone than any other natural feature. ”

This is one of three notable incidents that have grabbed attention recently in Yellowstone National Park.

Raymond Reinke was sentenced to 130 days in jail after he was caught on video taunting a bison in August. An elk knocked down a visitor who was standing alongside the road on September 14.