AMARGOSA VALLEY, Nev. (AP) — Authorities have identified three men who went on a drunken binge in an environmentally fragile area of Death Valley National Park, damaging park property and possibly killing one of the rarest fishes on earth.
The National Park Service said the men were identified following tips from the public and an investigation by several agencies. Their names were not released because the case remains active.
Authorities released surveillance video Monday showing the men climbing a fence guarding Devils Hole on April 30. They fired at least 10 rounds from a shotgun, shooting the locks off of two gates, and left beer cans and vomit. One man waded into Devils Hole, a cavern pool fed by a hot spring and is the only natural home of the critically endangered Devils Hole pupfish.