WPR News
7:26 am
Thu July 17, 2008

Bear attack closes 2 Montana campgrounds

Cody, Wyo. – Gallatin National Forest officials have evacuated and temporarily closed two campgrounds near Cooke City, after a bear entered a tent and bit a camper.

The Soda Butte and Chief Joseph campgrounds were closed Thursday.

Forest officials say a bear entered a tent at the Soda Butte campground early in the day and bit a camper on his hand and arm.

The camper received emergency medical care and was taken to a Cody, Wyo., hospital, which refused to release information about his condition.