ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Two people camping along the Hulahula River in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge were killed by a grizzly bear, officials said Sunday.
Officials discovered the bodies and an unused firearm in a tent Saturday at a campsite near the river. They also shot and killed the animal.
The couple, whose names were not released, was believed to be in their late 50s or early 60s, North Slope Borough police said. They were from Anchorage and had been on a recreational rafting trip down the river, Alaska State Troopers said.
The victims were in their tent when the attack occurred, according to Tim DeSpain, spokesman for Alaska State Troopers.
The campsite was clean, with food stored in bear-proof containers.
“The initial scene indicates that it was a predatory act by the bear,” DeSpain said.
lundi, juin 27, 2005
why I don't camp
Grizzly kills couple at Alaska campsite: Authorities kill bear after ‘predatory act’ in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge