WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mt. – A lady was discovered useless in Montana on Saturday after coming into contact with a grizzly bear on a path west of Yellowstone Nationwide Park.
The Montana Division of Fish, Wildlife and Parks stated in an announcement Sunday that the girl was discovered deceased on a path close to West Yellowstone, a Montana city nestled within the Custer Gallatin Nationwide Forest, simply west of Yellowstone Nationwide Park.
They stated the girl was discovered useless “following an obvious bear encounter” primarily based on what investigators decided had been grizzly bear tracks on the scene. The division stated the investigation into the grizzly bear assault is ongoing.
Rangers have issued an emergency closure of the world the place the girl was discovered, which is in style with hikers.
Though the division’s assertion says the dying seems to have adopted the girl’s interplay with the bear, it has not confirmed her explanation for dying.
The assault comes amid a surge in Montana’s grizzly bear inhabitants and a rise in sightings.
The division issued a information launch final week warning guests that workers had confirmed grizzly bear sightings statewide, “significantly in areas between the Northern Continental Divide and the Nice Yellowstone ecosystems.”
They implored these tenting and visiting the parks to put on pepper spray, retailer their meals outdoors and handle their trash.