Bear attack reported near Golden at state park; one person injured
September 19, 2018
Colorado wildlife officials are investigating a report of a bear attack that injured a person Wednesday on a trail in Golden Gate Canyon State Park outside Golden.
Deputies with the Gilpin County Sheriff's Office responded about 1:20 p.m. to the Coyote Trail in the park to a report of a bear attack, said Cherokee Black, the agency's spokeswoman. The trailhead is near Colorado 46 and Mountain Base Road. She said a person was injured, but had few other details.
"I know they were injured, but I don't know the extent of the injuries," Black said.
We are on scene with @GilpinCounty, responding to a report of a bear-human interaction at Golden Gate State Park. We do not yet have confirmation or details on injuries. We will provide additional details as they become available. Updates from the scene may post on @CPW_NE.
— CO Parks & Wildlife (@COParksWildlife) September 19, 2018
The report came in about 1 p.m. Wednesday, Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman Jason Clay said as he drove to the park about 14 miles northwest of Golden. He couldn't immediately confirm what injuries occurred.
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