Photographer killed by grizzly bear

Photographer killed by grizzly bear

A hiker photographed an Alaska grizzly for at least eight minutes before the bear mauled and killed him.

Denali National Park Superintendent Paul Anderson said it was the first fatal attack in the park’s history. Investigators have recovered the camera and looked at the photographs, which show the bear grazing and not acting aggressively before the attack on Friday afternoon.

The photos show the hiker walked within 50ft of the bear, far less than the quarter-mile buffer required by park rules. Investigators confirmed that the hiker had received safety training and would have known the rule.

Investigators have identified the man as a US citizen but won’t release his name until they’ve notified his next of kin.

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