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Bear kills hiker in New Jersey
September 22, 2014 05:18PM
New Jersey man attacked, killed by black bear, police say
By Tribune wire report
September 22, 2014

A man hiking in a heavily wooded area of northern New Jersey was killed by a black bear during the weekend, police said on Monday, in what experts called an extremely rare attack.

Darsh Patel, 22, of Edison, New Jersey, and four friends encountered the bear on Sunday afternoon in the Apshawa Preserve, about 40 miles northwest of New York City, according to the West Milford Township, New Jersey, police department.

The bear began to follow the hikers and they scattered, police said in a statement. Four of them regrouped but Patel was missing and they contacted police, it said. Patel's body was found about two hours later.

... No one had been killed by a black bear in New Jersey since 1852, according to a 2010 report on black bears by the New Jersey Fish and Game Council.


http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-bear-kills-new-jersey-man-20140922-story.html
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