Hiker Found Dead in Yellowstone


0  Updated at 2:24 pm, August 29th, 2011 By: Managing Editor
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Update-Confirmed: Yellowstone Hiker Killed by Grizzly
(YELLOWSTONE, N.P.) – Yellowstone National Park officials have confirmed that a hiker was killed by a grizzly bear last week. It’s the second fatal grizzly attack in the park this year. The victim has been identified as 59-year-old John Wallace of Chassell, Mich. Rangers say the man was camping alone in an area along the Mary Mountain Trail and that the attack occurred sometime Wednesday or Thursday. Prior to this year’s two fatal maulings, it had been 24 years since a park visitor had died from a bear attack.
(YELLOWSTONE, N.P.) – Yellowstone National Park officials say a hiker was found dead along a trail Friday. The 60-year-old Michigan man is believed to have died sometime Wednesday or Thursday along the eastern section of Mary Mountain Trail – some five miles west of the Hayden Valley trailhead. Officials say there appeared to be grizzly bear activity at the scene, though the death is still under investigation.

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