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A man hiking in Alaska’s Denali National Park was photographing a grizzly bear for several minutes before the bear mauled him to death in the first fatal attack in the park’s history, officials said Saturday.
The lone hiker was attacked on Friday after the man encountered the bear next to a river and lingered there snapping pictures, according to the National Park Service.
Now the man’ body has not been discovered but one bear has been killed by wildlife troopers. Worried about other bears near the body and dealing with poor weather, park rangers are still searching as of late Saturday.
According to the Anchorage Daily News another man hiking in the area found the man’s body, and backpack covered in blood. The Investigators have recovered the camera and looked at the photographs, which show the bear grazing and not acting aggressively before the attack, Denali Park Superintendent Paul Anderson said.
Hiker’s are reminded to not test their luck with wildlife and should always remain a safe distance from the wildlife they encounter in Denali, and other National Park’s.
Update: The hiker killed in the bear attack in Denali National Park has been confirmed as Richard White, 49, of San Diego.