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Svalbard polar bear attack inquiry announced. NEWS IN BRIEF: A British judge is to investigate the polar bear attack on Norway’s Svalbard that left a British teenager dead last month. Eton pupil Horatio Jervis Lyon Chapple, 17, was part of a British Schools Exploring Society (BSES) expedition to the island and was attacked after the tripwire-mounted flares failed to detonate.  The polar bear killed Chapple and injured four others, as well as one of the party leaders Spike Reid, 29, who managed to shoot it dead. An autopsy of the thin bear discovered it had an empty stomach and no layer of blubber.

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Svalbard polar bear attack inquiry announced

Published on Monday, 12th September, 2011 at 12:36 under the news in brief category, by Lyndsey Smith   .
Last Updated on 12th September 2011 at 12:46.

NEWS IN BRIEF: A British judge is to investigate the polar bear attack on Norway’s Svalbard that left a British teenager dead last month.

The dead polar bear
The dead polar bear
Photo: Arild Lyssand/Governor of Svalbard


Eton pupil Horatio Jervis Lyon Chapple, 17, was part of a British Schools Exploring Society (BSES) expedition to the island and was attacked after the tripwire-mounted flares failed to detonate. 

The polar bear killed Chapple and injured four others, as well as one of the party leaders Spike Reid, 29, who managed to shoot it dead. An autopsy of the thin bear discovered it had an empty stomach and no layer of blubber.

A Supreme Court judge will investigate the circumstances surrounding the trip, including planning, training and management.

The BBC believes the independent inquiry, which BSES asked for, is in addition to one by the Governor of Svalbard. It is expected to begin in October and be finished sometime next year.



Published on Monday, 12th September, 2011 at 12:36 under the news in brief category, by Lyndsey Smith   .
Last updated on 12th September 2011 at 12:46.

This post has the following tags: horatiochapple, svalbardpolarbearattack.





  
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