Victim of Kalispell Bear Attack Dies

By | October 2, 2015

The Flathead Beacon reports that an 85-year-old Kalispell woman died Oct. 1 from injuries she suffered during a black bear attack inside her Ashley Lake home last Sunday afternoon. The woman, Barbara Paschke, died at 10:30 a.m. while she was hospitalized at Kalispell Regional Medical Center. She died due to injuries from the attack, according to a press release from Flathead County Undersheriff Dave Leib. The circumstances of the attack are still under investigation by officials with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, but investigators say the woman and others had been actively feeding bears on and near the property, conditioning the animals to humans and creating a dangerous situation. Read the full story here.

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