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Grizzly attack leaves one dead and two injured

- July 29th, 2010

 

In what officials are describing as perhaps the worst bear attack in Montana history, one person is left dead and 2 more, including a woman from Ontario, seriously injured. 

The horrific attack occurred Tuesday at the Soda Butte Campground, near Yellowstone and is believed to be the work of a mother Grizzly bear with cubs. 

Deb Freele of London awoke to a feel of a bear chewing on her arm. When she screamed, the bear clamped down harder so she told herself to go limp and play dead. 

That strategy saved her life, as the bear let go and moved on. 

Another man, whose identity has not yet been released, was not so lucky and he died of his injuries.

A third person was also injured in the same campground. 

Freele’s husband was sleeping in a nearby tent and had not realized what happened until it was over.

Officials today are saying they have captured the bear responsible for all three attacks.

Outdoorsguy