Sheriff: Grizzly kills person near Glacier National Park

Posted at 10:54 PM, Jun 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-29 22:54:49-04

Montana authorities say a grizzly bear has killed a person in the Flathead National Forest just outside Glacier National Park.

Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry tells the Flathead Beacon ( the person was killed Wednesday afternoon about a mile from the West Glacier KOA campground.

He did not identify the person killed or provide details about the circumstances surrounding the death.

Curry says authorities are looking for the bear.

Neither the sheriff nor a spokesman for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks immediately returned calls for comment Wednesday evening.

The campground is about 3 miles from the park entrance at West Glacier.

Bear attacks in the area are rare. Park officials say there have been 10 bear-related human deaths in Glacier since the park was created in 1910.