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No remains left of tourist who slipped and fell into scalding, acidic hot spring

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One of the hot springs in the Norris Geyser area of Yellowstone park
One of the hot springs in the Norris Geyser area of Yellowstone park

A man who slipped and fell into a hot spring at the world famous Yellowstone Park in the US was allegedly looking for a place to bathe in the extremely hot waters.

New information about the death of Colin Nathaniel Scott has been revealed in the US.

The 23-year-old from Oregon was visiting the park in Wyoming with his sister in June when, according to a report from the National Park Service released to media in Oregon, the pair went off the official walkway looking for a place to soak in the hot waters, a hobby known as 'hot potting'.

The report also reveals that Scott's sister Sable was filming him on her mobile phone as he approached the edge of a pool in an area of the park known as the Norris Geyser basin.

The report says that Scott was reaching down to test the temperature of the pool when he slipped and fell in.

The video has not been released and details of the footage are not included in the Park report.

Attempts were made to rescue Scott's remains but nothing could be found and the search was called off.

Temperatures in the scalding, acidic springs in that area average around 90C.