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Powell County Sheriff Delivers Fatal Bear Attack Update

Powell County Sheriff Delivers Fatal Bear Attack Update
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Late Tuesday afternoon, KGVO Information spoke to Powell County Sheriff Gavin Roselles about the fatal bear assault that happened late Monday night time or early Tuesday early morning around Ovando.

Sheriff Roselles mentioned an adult female was killed in the incident.

“Early this morning concerning 3:30 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. County Dispatch was notified of a bear versus human face,” explained Roselles. “We dispatched health-related reaction from the Helmville Ovando Hearth Department and the QRU. They arrived on scene and rendered healthcare care to an adult female who was camped at a website in the Orlando place.”

Sheriff Roselles explained a look for has been underway all working day for the bear in dilemma.

“Since then, the Powell County Sheriff’s Place of work in conjunction with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks have not only processed the scene and gathered proof, we have carried out a fairly huge scale look for of the place in Ovando both of those by ground and air, and we carry on to search for the bear that was concerned in the incident,” he said.

Roselles explained the scope of the search.

“We concentrated our endeavours in the speedy place of Ovando,” he claimed.  “We lined almost everything within a mile or so, initially rather intensely. We then labored out probably 3 to 4 miles outside of the Ovando area. We now have bear traps established up in the place. We are preparing to carry out a further air operation afterwards this afternoon and all over again tomorrow morning, based on what we come across on subsequent lookups.”

Roselles reported he has closed the spot to campers. It has not been formally confirmed that the female was killed by a grizzly bear.

“For the quick Ovando region, I have closed down any camping for the instant place, we do carry on to look for for the bear and at this time it has not been situated,” he mentioned. “I just want to make absolutely sure that the normal public knows that there is nonetheless a bear in the region. We’re continuing to glimpse for it, and at this time we haven’t especially recognized that this incident included a grizzly bear. We just know that it is really a bear that was associated in it.”

The feminine victim’s title and age have not been produced right until her following of kin can be notified.

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