Aug 25, 2018

Yellowstone National Park: Boy, 10, survives grizzly bear attack

A bear has attacked and injured a 10-year-old boy who was hiking with his family in a US national park. The female grizzly bear is believed to have been foraging with a cub when it encountered the family. The boy ran away from the bear when it charged out of vegetation towards the family but the bear chased and knocked him to the ground. "This incident could have been more serious. We applaud the family for travelling in a group, carrying bear spray, and knowing how to effectively use it," Yellowstone National Park Deputy Superintendent Pat Kenney said. Prior to the incident, there had not been a reported bear attack in the Yellowstone park since 2015.

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