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Sys­sel­man­nen relea­ses iden­ti­ty of vic­tim

The Sys­sel­man­nen has released the iden­ti­ty of the man who was kil­led by a polar bear last night at Lon­gye­ar­by­en cam­ping.

It was Johan Jaco­bus “Job” Koot­te, 38 years old, Dut­ch citi­zen.

Man killed by polar bear at Longyearbyen camping

The site of last night’s tra­gic events.

Job worked this sum­mer on the cam­ping. It was his second sea­son in this posi­ti­on.

The offi­cial release inclu­des the infor­ma­ti­on that Job was in his tent when he was atta­cked. The Sys­sel­man­nen has not yet released fur­ther details. Inves­ti­ga­ti­ons are ongo­ing.

The other per­sons who were on the cam­ping site at the time of the inci­dent were not phy­si­cal­ly inju­red. They were seen by medi­cal staff and psy­cho­lo­gi­cal­ly taken care of in Lon­gye­ar­by­en. The Sys­sel­man­nen is inter­viewing them as wit­nes­ses.

Many, inclu­ding the aut­hor of the­se lines, are sho­cked, and many thoughts are with Job, his fami­ly and clo­se ones.

By the way, my new book is in print and it can now be orde­red 🙂 it is a pho­to book with the tit­le “Nor­we­gens ark­ti­scher Nor­den (1): Spitz­ber­gen – vom Polar­licht bis zur Mit­ter­nachts­son­ne”, with Ger­man text Click here for fur­ther details!

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