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British polar bear victims allowed home. Norway medical authorities declare all four casualties from yesterday’s polar bear attack on Svalbard will be able to travel back to Britain as soon as possible. The assault on a British Schools Exploring Society (BSES) expedition camp left 17-year-old Horatio Jervis Lyon Chapple dead, and injured two other teenagers, 16 and 17. Two expedition leaders, aged 27 and 29, were also hurt. The 250kg male bear was killed by a single shot. According to Tromsø University Hospital (UNN), the patients received surgery last night for moderate to severe injuries, including to the face, after being given primary emergency care at UNN in Longyearbyen. All are now well and resting.

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British polar bear victims allowed home

Published on Saturday, 6th August, 2011 at 15:18 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 7th July 2014 at 01:42.

Norway medical authorities declare all four casualties from yesterday’s polar bear attack on Svalbard will be able to travel back to Britain as soon as possible.

The dead polar bear
Other BSES expedition members shot the polar bear during the attack.The dead polar bear
Photo: Arild Lyssand/Governor of Svalbard


The assault on a British Schools Exploring Society (BSES) expedition camp left 17-year-old Horatio Jervis Lyon Chapple dead, and injured two other teenagers, 16 and 17. Two expedition leaders, aged 27 and 29, were also hurt. The 250kg male bear was killed by a single shot.

According to Tromsø University Hospital (UNN), the patients received surgery last night for moderate to severe injuries, including to the face, after being given primary emergency care at UNN in Longyearbyen. All are now well and resting.

Press spokesperson Marit Einejord tells The Foreigner, “there are still many questions to be answered, and we do not yet know when they can be transferred back to hospitals in Great Britain.”




Published on Saturday, 6th August, 2011 at 15:18 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 7th July 2014 at 01:42.

This post has the following tags: svalbardpolarbearattack, britishschoolsexploringsocietycasualties.





  
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