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Hiker mauled by polar bear in remote Canadian park

July 26, 2013 at 10:37 AM

ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland, July 26 (UPI) -- A polar bear injured a hiker at a park in the remote northern region of the Canadian province of Labrador, authorities said.

A statement from Parks Canada said the victim was attacked while with a group of hikers in Torngat Mountains National Park, CBC News reported Friday.

Parks Canada said the hiker had been airlifted to a trauma center in Quebec. The statement did did not indicate the severity or extent of the hiker's injuries.

Others in the group were not injured; they were taken to a base camp by boat, the statement said.

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