Saturday, August 6, 2011

Party Attacked by Polar Bear, Boy Dies

A 17-year-old boy died in Norway and four others were injured when a polar bear attacked their campsite. The five were part of a larger British party camping on the Von Postbreen glacier. Polar bears had been sighted and reported in nearby areas and officials say at least three are killed every year.

Two of the four survivors who were attacked are in serious, but stable, condition. The rest of the expedition to explore the glacier has been canceled in light of the tragedy. The polar bear was identified and killed.

© C Harris Lynn, 2011

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