Bear pulls woman out of her tent, kills her in Montana

HELENA Mont. (AP) — A grizzly bear pulled a woman from her tent in a small Montana town the middle of the night and killed her before fellow campers could use bear spray to force the bear out of the area.

Officials say the bear had wandered into an area near the post office in Ovando and awakened the woman and two fellow campers in an adjacent tent. They removed the food from their tents and stored it and went back to bed.

The bear returned and pulled 65-year-old Leah Davis Lokan from her tent, killing her. She was a registered nurse from Chico, California.

The bear has not been found.


HELENA Mont. (AP) — Authorities say a grizzly bear attacked and killed a person who was camping in western Montana early Tuesday. Powell County Sheriff Gavin Roselles says the bear had wandered into the campsite a couple of times before the fatal attack.

Fish, Wildlife and Parks spokesperson Greg Lemon says the attack happened between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. in the area of Ovando, a town of fewer than 100 people about 60 miles northwest of Helena. Sheriff Gavin Roselles says a team of law enforcement and wildlife specialists has been assembled in the town to track down the bear.Capture

The identity of the victim was not immediately released and further circumstances surrounding the attack were under investigation.

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