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Polar bear attack in Tempelfjorden: case closed in Norway

Norwegian authorities will not continue with any further criminal prosecution regarding the polar bear attack on a camp in Tempelfjorden in August 2011, during which a 17 year old was killed and 4 other ones partly seriously injured. The Sysselmannen decided already in late February that the incident was a combination of several extremely unlucky circumstances rather than a criminal offence (see February news on this website). This decision was now confirmed by the attourney in charge in north Norway.

This does not concern possible further criminal prosecution by British authorities.

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 Tempelfjorden: case closed in Norway - Polar Bear, Duvefjord

Source: Sysselmannen

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