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Raw video: 6 people walking across hot spring in Yellowstone National Park

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While walking the around the Grand Prismatic Spring trail, they noticed six people walking off in the distance. While walking the around the Grand Prismatic Spring trail, they noticed six people walking off in the distance.
Judy Held and Sierra Heitkamp Judy Held and Sierra Heitkamp
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Less than a month after a group of Canadians were caught on video running on a prohibited area in Yellowstone National Park, another group has been seen wandering across the same location.

Judy Held of Great Falls recently took her family from North Dakota to visit the park for the first time.

While walking the around the Grand Prismatic Spring trail, they noticed six people walking off in the distance.

At first they thought they were on another trail but they quickly realized the group was walking on the springs.

Held had her daughter and niece take video and pictures of the group.

Held said, "I could not believe that we were witnessing something, because we have been paying attention to all the things that have been happening on the news recently. I was shocked and I was upset, I was really upset."

Sierra Heitkamp said, "I was mad. I mean even if there weren't signs, you would think that people would know not to walk on something that is a natural wonder. We think that people would want to protect and preserve stuff like that."

Held confronted the group after they got back on the designated trail, and a park ranger was alerted.

Held told KRTV that the park ranger escorted the six young people out of the Grand Prismatic Springs area to the parking lot; she said she believes there were two park ranger/park police vehicles there when she finally left the area. 

Our calls to park officials about the incident have not yet been returned.

On Tuesday, a man visiting the park from Oregon died after he walked off the designated boardwalk, and slipped and fell into a hot spring at the Norris Geyser Basin.

The Yellowstone National Park website provides the following description of Grand Prismatic Spring: 

Grand Prismatic Spring located in Midway Geyser Basin, has the distinction of being the park’s largest hot spring.

It measures approximately 370 feet (112.8 m) in diameter and is over 121 feet (37 m) deep.

A description of this spring by fur trapper Osborne Russell in 1839 also makes it the earliest described thermal feature in Yellowstone that is definitely identifiable.

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