Bear attacks 13-year-old boy at campground near Moab

August 9, 2019 GMT

MOAB, Utah (AP) — Wildlife officials say they are still looking for the bear that attacked a 13-year-old boy at a campground in eastern Utah.

The state’s Division of Wildlife Resources said the teenager was sleeping at a campground along the Colorado River Friday morning when a bear approached him and bit his ear and cheek.

The boy has been treated and released from the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Officials said they are still working to track down the bear. The bear will be euthanized once it is caught.

This is the second bear attack in Utah this summer. A bear was captured and killed in June after it scratched a boy camping in northern Utah.


The campground has been temporarily closed, and warning signs are posted throughout the area.