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Polar Bear That Killed Student Was Starving

(NewsCore) - SVALBARD, Norway -- The polar bear that killed a British teenager and mauled four others was starving and significantly underweight, Norwegian officials said Sunday.The results of the examination of the 550 pound adult male came as survivors of the attack were being airlifted back to Britain.Scott Bennell-Smith, 17, from Cornwall, and Patrick Flinders, 16, from Jersey, were taken by air ambulance to hospitals in England. The team leaders, Michael "Spike" Reid, 29, and Andy Ruck, 27, who were both mauled as they tried to assist the boys, are due to be transferred Monday, The (London) Times reported.All are said to be in a stable condition.Reid was seriously injured around the face and neck, before he finally managed to fire the single shot that killed the animal.His courage has been praised by other members of the 13-strong team, who had been camping

Added: Aug-8-2011 Occurred On: Aug-8-2011
By: Zipper10
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Tags: Polar, bear, killed, student, starving, Norway
Location: Norway (load item map)
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