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Man walks on Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park (video)

Posted at 5:36 PM, Sep 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-16 19:39:51-04

A video has surfaced showing a man walking on Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park.

Ashley Lemanski shot the video while visiting Yellowstone on September 14.

The unidentified man can be seen standing close to the center of the iconic geyser. He lays down at one point in the video.

“We were absolutely terrified as we didn’t know if he was going to jump in or not. Very scary moment. We all just stood in shock watching him,” Lemanski said.

People hollered at him to “Get off Old Faithful” and to “get on the boardwalk.”

Lemanski told MTN News the man walked towards the parking lot and was followed by a park ranger. She said he was then quickly arrested.

“They had him on the ground for several minutes, first laying and then sitting, in handcuffs, and then took him to the back of the SUV cop car,” Lemanski said. “He was back there for the remainder of our time at the park, about 30 minutes. We didn’t see if they drove him off or not.”

This is one of three notable incidents that have grabbed attention within the last few months in Yellowstone National Park.

Raymond Reinke was sentenced to 130 days in jail after he was caught on video taunting a bison in August. An elk knocked down a visitor who was standing alongside the road on September 14.

Old Faithful currently erupts around 20 times a day with an average height near 130-140 feet. The mathematical average between eruptions is currently 74 minutes. Intervals can range from 60-110 minutes.

The geyser was discovered in 1870 by the Washburn Expedition.

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