British Columbia

Man injured in Prince George bear attack

A man has been taken to hospital after he was attacked by a bear in a popular park in Prince George, B.C.

A sow and her cubs were located in the area and the sow was killed

A man in Prince George, B.C., was attacked by a bear near Shane Lake on Tuesday afternoon. (Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press)

A man was taken to hospital with minor injuries after he was attacked by a bear in a popular park in Prince George, B.C.

RCMP Cpl. Craig Douglass says the attack happened at about 4:15 p.m. PT, Tuesday at Shane Lake in the Forests for the World park near the University of Northern B.C.

On Wednesday, conservation officers said a sow and her two cubs had been located in the area; the sow was shot but the cubs were tranquilized and relocated to a wildlife shelter. 

Police say the 46-year-old man was walking his dog when the attack happened. 

He sustained minor, non-life-threatening injuries. 

Forests for the World is a popular park in Prince George, B.C. (Google Maps)

Corrections

  • An earlier version of this story said the sow and her cub were euthanized. In fact, conservation officers clarified only the sow was killed, while her two cubs were relocated to a wildlife shelter.
    May 18, 2016 3:41 PM PT

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