Report Released On July Fatal Bear Attack In Yellowstone

A report by an interagency investigation team into a July fatal bear attack in Yellowstone has been released.

The report reviews the events surrounding the July 6, 2011, incident which occurred along the Wapiti (WAH-puh-tee) Lake Trail near Canyon Village. The attack by a sow grizzly resulted in the death of 58 year old Brian Matayoshi of Torrance, California.

The investigation team report is available online at http://www.fws.gov/mountain-prairie/species/mammals/grizzly/September2011MatayoshiInvestigationTeamReport_redacted.pdf