Black bear mauled teen: DNA test

Genetic tests have confirmed the black bear that attacked a 15-year-old Alberta boy last weekend was killed by hunters later the same day.

Genetic tests have confirmed the black bear that attacked a 15-year-old Alberta boy last weekend was killed by hunters later the same day.

Dave Ealey, Alberta Sustainable Resource Development spokesman, said Thursday DNA tests done on the bear proved it was the same one.

The teen was camping over the holiday weekend with a group of about 25 people in a remote campsite near Swan Hills, northwest of Edmonton, when he was attacked Sunday morning.

He was airlifted by STARS air ambulance to an Edmonton hospital where he is recovering.

The bear entered a tent about 5:30 a.m. at Roche Lake and mauled the boy, whose name has not been released.

The teen had been out enjoying the holiday long weekend driving all-terrain vehicles with his family at a remote site accessible only by a four-hour drive on the quads.

The hunters were at a camp across the lake and didn’t know about the attack on the boy.

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