Woman killed in Saskatchewan’s 1st fatal bear attack since 1983

A Saskatchewan woman is dead after she was attacked by a black bear in a remote northern region of the province.

It is the first fatal bear attack in the province since 1983, RCMP said.

The 44-year-old woman, a man and two children under the age of 10 were camping in the forest north of Buffalo Narrows when the woman was attacked Thursday evening, police said.

Police said the woman sustained significant injuries and was pronounced dead by medical personnel in Buffalo Narrows after being flown out of the area where the attack occurred.

Her name and hometown have not been released by police.

No other injuries were reported.

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The area where the attack occurred is very remote — near McKie Lake, approximately 150 km north/northeast of Buffalo Narrows, police said.

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