Grizzly bear attacks, kills camper in western Montana

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.

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

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