One person died as a result of a bear attack on a group of tourists in the Ergaki Nature Park in the south of the Krasnoyarsk Territory. The incident was reported by the management of the park.
It is emphasized that this is the second fatal case of a bear attack on tourists over the summer.
"On July 27, 2021, on the territory of the Ergaki natural park, the second accident occurred since the beginning of the summer tourist season, associated with a bear attack and resulting in the death of a person," the message says.
It is clarified that the tragedy occurred in the area of nine lakes of the Aradansky ridge. The bear attacked a group of four people who were making a sports category hike.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Krasnoyarsk Territory said that a group of tourists probably arrived from another region.
“We were on the territory of“Ergakov”on the route. The bear attacked one. The rest were able to escape. They returned to the base. The fact of death was officially registered, a check was scheduled.
According to law enforcement agencies, now a joint group of police, rescuers, park workers and game managers is sent to the place where the incident occurred. According to the GSUK of the region, a group of investigators also went there by helicopter.
The press service of the park added that in the territory of the Aradan ridge, the directorate does not regulate the number of bears, since they do not have the strength and resources for this.
In connection with the current situation and the increased risks to the life and health of tourists, the park's management appealed to the Ministry of Ecology and Rational Nature Management of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, as well as to the heads of the Ermakovsky and Karatuzsky districts of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, on the territory of which the Yergaki park is located, with a proposal to take measures for complete closure of the park for visiting with some exceptions.
"We recommend all tourists to postpone their trip to the Ergaki natural park until an official decision is made to close or restrict visits to the park," the park representatives concluded.