NJ Kills Bear That Attacked AT Camper at High Point

Newsday reports that a bear who attacked an AT camper at High Point has been destroyed.

Announcement about the incident had been delayed for two weeks while state officials investigated.

The male camper, whose name was not disclosed, was attacked around 6:30 a.m. on July 13 when a bear bit his leg and tried to drag him along with his sleeping bag, said DEP spokeswoman Karen Hershey.

The attack caused the park to close the shelter and nearby sections of the Appalachian Trail for several days during the investigation.