Woman, 62, dies on northwestern Ontario island after evident bear attack, police say

A 62-year-old woman is dead after what Ontario Provincial Police say is an evident black bear attack on an island in a northwestern Ontario lake.

Officers, along with local firefighters and paramedics, were called to Red Pine Island on Rainy Lake around 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 1. The island is southwest of Sandpoint Island Provincial Park, near the Canada-United States border, about 320 kilometres west of Thunder Bay.

A woman called police and reported that her 62-year-old daughter was attacked by a bear when she went to check on her dogs, according to the OPP. Const. Jim Davis, the media relations officer for the Rainy River district OPP, said the complainant was worried when the 62-year-old didn’t return to their seasonal cottage on the island but the dogs did.

CBC News
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