BOZEMAN — Two people have been issued citations after trespassing on the prohibited area at Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone National Park on Friday, December 27.
According to a park ranger, other visitors alerted park officials who tracked down the violators after viewing surveillance video.
The names of the two people have not been released at this point; we will update you if we get more details.
This incident follows another case where a visitor fell into the thermal water at Old Faithful several months ago. On September 29, Cade Edmond Siemers sustained 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 sustained 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.
According to park officials, more than 10,000 hydrothermal features are found in the park, of which more than 500 are geysers.
- The Yellowstone National Park website provides the following safety information: