08 Aug '11, 1pm

British boy had polar bear teeth in skull

LONDON (AFP) - ONE of the British youths attacked by a polar bear in the Norwegian Arctic had to have its teeth removed from his skull, his father said, as the uninjured survivors prepared to return home on Monday. Patrick Flinders, 16, from Jersey in the Channel Islands, suffered a fractured skull in the attack on Friday on Spitsbergen island, which killed 17-year-old Horatio Chapple. 'The bear attacked his head while he was trying to fight it off and bit into him, so the operation he had in Norway was to remove some bone and some of the polar bear's teeth from his skull,' his father Terry Flinders told BBC radio. 'He can walk and he's starting to get back to his normal, cheeky self.'

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