Two people attacked by a Grizzly Bear in Banff National Park in Canada


Two people were killed by a black grizzly bear in Canada’s Banff National Park on Friday, According to the Banff National Park Facebook page:

At approximately 8 p.m. (MT) on Friday, September 29, 2023, Parks Canada Dispatch in Banff National Park received an alert from an inReach/GPS device indicating a bear attack. The alert location originated from within Banff National Park, in the Red Deer River Valley, west of Ya Ha Tinda Ranch. Parks Canada immediately [mobilized] a Wildlife Human Attack Response Team whose members are specially trained in responding to wildlife attacks. Weather conditions at the time did not allow for helicopter use, and the response team [traveled] through the night to the location by ground.”

The team got to the location at about 1 a.m. on foot Saturday and found two deceased people, as well as a grizzly bear exhibiting aggressive behavior, the park said. The rescue team located at the site was sent to Sundre, Alberta on Saturday at 5 a.m.

The bear was euthanized on-site “to ensure public safety,” the park said. The area of the Banff National Park will be closed until Nov.30, remaining with further notice.

Between 2020 and 2022 in the U.S., 8 fatal grizzly bears have attacked humans and most likely defensive attacked when humans closed their boundary.

The two victims were Colin Inglis identified as his nephew Doug Inglis, 62, and Jenny Gusse, 62. Their dog was also killed in the attack.

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