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1 Dead, 2 Injured In Bear Attack at Campground

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana wildlife officials say one person was killed and two others were injured in a bear attack at a campground east of Cooke City and north of Yellowstone National Park.

Fish, Wildlife and Parks spokesman Ron Aasheim says Park County officials reported a male was killed and two others were injured in a mauling reported at about 4 a.m. Wednesday.

The male was found dead in a tent at the Soda Butte campground. His age and hometown were not available.

Aasheim says another male was bitten on the leg and taken to a hospital in Cody, Wyo., while a woman suffered injuries to her arms. He says the sheriff's department report indicates tents in the area were smashed.

Aasheim says FWP's wildlife human attack response team responded to the campground, but there is poor cell phone service in the area and details are slow to emerge.
      
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