Few Reasons Why Hiking Alone Isn’t The Best Idea

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A 300-pound male bear destroyed a climber to death in northern New Jersey in what authorities say was the main deadly bear assault on record in the state.

Rutgers University recognized the casualty today as 22-year-old Darsh Patel, a senior concentrating on innovation and informatics at the school, who was climbing with companions in the Preserve on Sunday when the assault happened.

“This is an uncommon event,” West Milford police Chief Timothy Storbeck said at a news meeting today. Patel, from Edison, N.J., was with five companions when the gathering understood a bear was tailing them, Storbeck said.

They ran, part up along the way, and when the companions couldn’t discover Patel, they called police, who found the understudy’s body around two hours after the fact.


The bear was likely searching for sustenance and was revolving around the casualty’s body from around 30 yards away when sheriff’s officers and untamed life authorities arrived, Storbeck said.

He added that they attempted to frighten the bear off by making uproarious commotions and tossing sticks and stones, however in the long run shot the creature with a rifle. The bear, which wasn’t labeled, is being analyzed at a state lab for hints concerning why it pursued the climbers.

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Patel was the second understudy from Rutgers University to pass on amid the weekend, the school affirmed in a letter to understudies. Caitlyn Kovacs, a sophomore, passed on after a society party on Sunday, WABC reported.

The reason for death is pending a post-mortem examination, yet police recommended it is liquor related, by.

Human experiences with bears are uncommon and diminishing in New Jersey, Larry Ragonese of the state Department of Environmental Protection said today, offering guidance for any individual who runs over one outside.

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“For people who are out there climbing and hoping to make the most of our temperament, particularly in the fall, we would need to let them know that in the event that you experience a bear in nature you should resist the urge to panic”

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You need to ensure the bear has a departure course. You need to stay away from direct eye contact with the bear. Go down gradually, talk with a low, self-assured voice. Try not to freeze.

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