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Yellowstone National Park visitors cited after walking near Old Faithful

Posted at 10:46 AM, Dec 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-31 13:09:49-05

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — 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.

More than 10,000 hydrothermal features are found in the park, of which more than 500 are geysers.

The incident follows another case where a visitor fell into the thermal water at Old Faithful earlier this year.

On Sept. 29 Cade Edmond Siemers, a 48-year-old U.S. citizen currently living in India, suffered severe burns to a significant portion of his body after falling into thermal water near the cone of Old Faithful Geyser.

In June 2017, a man suffered 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.

In August 2000, one person died and two people received severe burns from falling into a hot spring in the Lower Geyser Basin.

Park officials have not released any additional information in the most recent incident.

Video courtesy of Old Faithful livecam.