POLICE

Man found dead near Yellowstone after a reported grizzly bear attack

Mar 25, 2022, 8:08 PM | Updated: 9:13 pm
Authorities in Park County, Montana discovered the body body of man, who reportedly had been attack...
Authorities in Park County, Montana discovered the body body of man, who reportedly had been attacked by a grizzly bear just north of Yellowstone National Park. Photo credit: Park County Sheriff's Office

LIVINGSTON, Mont. — An overdue hiker was found dead Friday morning after an apparent attack by a grizzly bear.

The man was discovered in the Six Mile Creek area, according to officials. The area is in southwest Montana, and a little more than 20 miles north of Yellowstone National Park.

Park County Sheriff Brad Bichler said in a Facebook posting that a search and rescue operation for the man began on Thursday. 

“Please keep his family and all those involved in your thoughts and prayers,” Bichler said in a Facebook posting Friday. 

Search and rescue operations consisted of ground teams, a team on horses and a helicopter. Thermal imaging was also used Thursday night.

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