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article imageBear kills cyclist near Glacier National Park

By Tim Sandle     Jun 30, 2016 in Environment
Police have reported that a grizzly bear attacked and killed a cyclist close to the Glacier National Park, located in Montana.
On Wednesday June 29, two men, cycling along a path, werre attacked by a bear. The attack happened around a mile away from a West Glacier campground. One cyclist rode off; however, the other was pulled from his saddle and dragged away by the bear. The man was killed in the attack and his body was recovered the following day. The man has been named as Brad Treat, and he was an officer with the U.S. Forest Service.
This prompted Fox News anchor Amy Kaufeldt (@Fox35Amy) to sensationally tweet: "Horror near Glacier Nat'l Park in Montana -- a mountain biker is attacked and killed by grizzly bear."
Local police forces are attempting to track down the bear. The general view is that the bear is a grizzly, although there's an outside chance it was a black bear, according KBZK's reporter.
The police are armed, although no indication has been given as to whether they intend to kill the bear. In a statement, the office in charge of the investigation, Sheriff Curry said: "Treat was mountain biking on a trail with another male at the time of the attack. t appears they likely surprised the bear and Treat was taken off his bike by the bear. He was pronounced dead on the scene. The second rider was able to exit the area to summon help and was not injured or involved in the attack."
According to the BBC, bear attacks remain rare in the area. There have only been 10 reported deaths since 1910, when the park was established, ESPN presenter Adrienne Lawrence (@AdrienneESPN) has tweeted. The area where the attack happened is currently closed to the public.
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