06 Aug '11, 3am

Polar bear kills young British adventurer in Norway

OSLO - A British teenager has been mauled to death and four others injured by a polar bear that came into the youths' tent as they camped on a remote Norwegian island in the Arctic circle. Mr Horatio Chapple, who was 17, died yesterday morning after the bear attacked on the Von Postbreen glacier on the island of Spitsbergen in the Svalbard archipelago. The bear was shot dead by one of the leaders of the party of 13, who were with a group of 80 taking part in a five-week Arctic expedition run by the BSES Expeditions, a youth development charity based at the Royal Geographical Society in London. The injured were helicoptered to a hospital 40km away in Spitsbergen's capital, Longyearbyen, after the group raised the alarm by satellite phone. They were later flown to University hospital in Tromso, northern Norway. Two are understood to be severely injured. The BSES said the inj...

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