Grand Prismatic Spring. Photo by EastVillage Images/Shutterstock.

(Yellowstone National Park) – According to national new reports, a tourist at Yellowstone National Park earlier this week crashed a drone into one of the park’s most popular feature: Grand Prismatic Spring.

Earlier this year the National Park Service banned the use of drones in its parks. This drone was being used without permission to take photos of the spring and reportedly crashed and sank into the 121-foot-deep, 370-foot-wide hot spring.

As of earlier this week, Yellowstone officials were still assessing whether the presence of the wreckage would cause any damage to the spring, and if so, how it could be removed without causing additional damage.