Polar Bear Kills One In NorwayNorway Ministry Of The Environment, Bear Hunting Magazine
Update August 8, 2011
Police in Norway released information today that guides with the teenagers did try and shoot the polar bear numerous times, but that a rifle, which was fired four times, did not work. A flare gun was then tried, but also failed. Finally, after reloading the original rifle, a shot was able to be taken and the bear was hit and subsequently killed.
Original News Flash:
A teenage boy from Britain was killed earlier today and four others severely injured (ages 16, 17, 27 and 29) after a polar bear attacked their tents during a school trip to the Norwegian Arctic archipelago of Svalbard. They were among a group of thirteen from a British school who were at the Von Postbreen glacier.
Officials stated that the polar bear was killed. Local residents shoot around three polar bears a year because of hostile encounters.