Thursday, June 30, 2016

Search continues for grizzly bear that killed cyclist near West Glacier

Wildlife officials have confirmed that it was a grizzly bear that killed Brad Treat on Wednesday near Glacier National Park. Treat was a 38-year old career law enforcement officer with the Flathead National Forest. The grizzly bear attack happened shortly after 2 p.m. in the Halfmoon Lakes area near West Glacier on U.S Forest Service land. Treat was mountain biking on a trail with another male at the time of the attack. It appears they surprised the bear and Treat was taken off his bike by the bear, according to Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry. Treat was pronounced dead at the scene. The second rider was able to escape the area to get help, and was not injured or involved in the attack. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks report that the Green Gate/Half Moon trail system remains closed by the USFS because of public safety concerns...more

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