Yellowstone Angler Killed by Grizzly Bear Then Wildlife officers Attacked

Charles “Carl” Mock from West Yellowstone, Montana was alone fishing along the Madison River just outside of Yellowstone National Park. The 40-year-old was attacked by a grizzly and suffered significant injuries.

Carl managed to call 911 and rescuers were able to find him in about an hour. He was taken to a hospital in Idaho Falls where he later died of the injuries.

Authorities closed the area to keep the public safe. They returned to the area the next day to investigate when a Grizzly charged them. Wildlife Officers were able to shoot and kill the Grizzly less than 20 yards from them.

Investigators concluded that the bear was an old male that had a moose carcass only 50 yards away from the attack.