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Polar bear attack in Tem­pel­fjord

In August 2011, a 17 year old stu­dent was kil­led and 4 other ones inju­red when a very aggres­si­ve polar bear atta­cked their camp (see ear­lier artic­les on the­se pages). The Sys­sel­man­nen has now deci­ded to clo­se the case. Accor­ding to Nor­we­gi­an aut­ho­ri­ties, the cau­se for the tra­gic event was “a num­ber of unfort­u­na­te cir­cum­s­tances that led to the tra­gic acci­dent”, but not invol­ving any cri­mi­nal offence. The case will accor­din­gly be clo­sed.

The par­ents do not agree with the Sysselmannen’s decis­i­on to clo­se the case and have filed a com­plaint to The public pro­se­cu­tors’ office of Troms and Finn­mark.

The polar bear that atta­cked the group in Tem­pel­fjor­den was at least has hun­gry as this very thin bear in Duvefjord (Nord­aus­t­land). Addi­tio­nal­ly it had strong pain from the bad con­di­ti­on of his tee­th.

Polar bear attack in Tempelfjord - Polar bear, Duvefjord

Source: Sys­sel­man­nen

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