News is just coming out this morning about a very unfortunate event that happened over the weekend. This happened in an area I am very familiar with and spent a lot of time as a kid. In American Fork Canyon, about 30 miles south of Salt Lake City, Utah, an 11-year old was pull from his tent and killed by a black bear. Apparently the boy, his mother, stepfather and a 6-year-old brother were sleeping in a large tent with several sections and the 11-year-old was in a section of the tent by himself.
The stepfather heard a scream about 11 pm. The boy and the sleeping bag were pulled from the tent. They found the boy’s remains about 400 yards from the tent. The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and the U.S. Forest Service are currently tracking the bear with dogs.
Update: Authorities have now found and killed the black bear. With 26 dogs assisting them in the search, authorities were confident that the bear that was shot was the same one that ripped through the tent shortly before midnight Sunday.
LINK: Daily Herald Story