COCHRANE, Ontario (AP) - A 20-year-old student taking soil
samples in northeastern Ontario was mauled to death by a
black bear, provincial police said Monday.
The bear charged at Sebastien Lauzier, of Timmins, as he
and a partner from a mineral exploration company were working
Lauzier's partner, Rod Barber, also of Timmins, was able
to drive off the bear with a pole and was not hurt, Sgt.
Mike Jordan said.
The incident occurred about 57 miles northeast of Cochrane,
just west of the Quebec border.
Police are searching for the bear with help from Ontario
Ministry of Natural Resources wildlife experts. They advised
hikers to use extreme caution in the area.
"The bear will probably stay in the area," said Jordan,
who added he didn't know if the animal would be shot or
trapped if found.