06 Aug '11, 12am

British teen killed by polar bear 'wanted to be a doctor' [StraitsTimes World]

British teen killed by polar bear 'wanted to be a doctor' [StraitsTimes World]

Authorities remove the carcass of a 250 kg male polar bear at the Von Postbreen glacier in Tempelfjorden, on August 5, 2011. -- PHOTO: AFP LONDON - THE British teenager killed by a polar bear in the Norwegian Arctic on Friday was named by the organisers of the expedition as Horatio Chapple, a young man who wanted to become a doctor. 'Having spoken to the family we are now able to advise that the young explorer who died on our expedition this morning is Horatio Chapple,' said Mr Teddy Watson, the chairman of the London-based British Schools Exploring Society (BSES). 'Horatio was a fine young man hoping to go on to read medicine after school. By all accounts he would have made an excellent doctor. 'We and the Norwegian authorities are currently establishing the full circumstances of his tragic death and will not be releasing this until we have discussed it fully with the fam...

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