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VIDEO: Man walks within feet of Old Faithful geyser in Yellowstone National Park

Posted: 5:29 PM, Aug 17, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-17 20:27:37-04
VIDEO: Man walks within feet of Old Faithful geyser in Yellowstone National Park

A man was caught on camera walking within feet of Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park.

MTN News received reports Saturday afternoon from park visitors of the man, who had approached Yellowstone's most iconic geyser.

Devin Bartolotta, who recorded the incident, said hundreds of people were waiting for the geyser to erupt when the man moved closer to take a photo on his phone.

Yellowstone staff reportedly followed the man until rangers could arrive.

Information regarding the man's identity or any citations has not yet been released.

The moment joins a long line of incidents in Yellowstone.

A 9-year-old girl was injured last month after being tossed into the air by a bull bison near Observation Point Trail in the Old Faithful Geyser area.

In June, a man left the boardwalk at Grand Prismatic Spring and walked across the thermal area . He was later sentenced to four days in jail, a $1,040 fine, one year’s probation, and a one year ban from the park.

A visitor to Yellowstone recorded in May of 2019 a small dog running around and barking at two bison.

In July of 2018, a man was caught on camera taunting a bison on a road in Hayden Valley. He was later sentenced to 130 days in jail by a federal judge in Wyoming.

In September of 2018, a man was knocked down by an elk while standing on the side of the road. He was not injured.