Lady discovered lifeless after encounter with grizzly bear close to Yellowstone Nationwide Park

WEST YELLOWSTONE, Montana (AP) — A lady was discovered lifeless 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 lady 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 lady was discovered lifeless “following an obvious bear encounter” based mostly on what investigators decided have been grizzly bear tracks on the scene. The division stated the investigation into the grizzly bear assault is ongoing.

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Rangers have issued an emergency closure of the realm the place the lady was discovered, which is standard with hikers.

Though the division’s assertion says the demise seems to have adopted the lady’s interplay with the bear, it has not confirmed her explanation for demise.

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, “notably 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 exterior and maintain their trash.

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