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Report Released On July Fatal Bear Attack In Yellowstone

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Date: September 20, 2011
Contact: Al Nash or Dan Hottle, 307-344-2015

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

Yellowstone National Park
P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
September 20, 2011        11-100      
Al Nash or Dan Hottle (307) 344-2015


Report Released On July Fatal Bear Attack In Yellowstone

A report by an interagency investigation team into a July fatal bear attack in Yellowstone has been released.

The report reviews the events surrounding the July 6, 2011, incident which occurred along the Wapiti (WAH-puh-tee) Lake Trail near Canyon Village. The attack by a sow grizzly resulted in the death of 58 year old Brian Matayoshi of Torrance, California.

The investigation team report is available online at http://www.fws.gov/mountain-prairie/species/mammals/grizzly/yellowstone.htm.

The complete National Park Service Case Incident Report and an audio recording of the 911 call made by nearby hikers who heard the attack has also been released. The Case Incident Report and the 911 call are available at http://www.nps.gov/aboutus/foia/foia-frd.htm.

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Did You Know?

Bison in Yellowstone.

There are more people hurt by bison than by bears each year in Yellowstone. Park regulations state that visitors must stay at least 25 yards away from bison or elk and 100 yards away from bears.