Two injured Inuit hunters huddled for 3 days with the physique of their buddy who was killed by a polar bear, whereas a number of different bears circled their camp.
Extra particulars are rising after a few hunters from Naujaat, Nunavut, had been rescued Tuesday. This incident is the second deadly polar bear assault in Nunavut this summer time.
The three hunters left the neighborhood final week to go caribou and narwhal searching, in accordance the RCMP. They did not return on Thursday as deliberate and had been reported overdue on Sunday.
That is an emotional, like a visceral sort of factor.– Robert Hedley , SAO of Naujaat
One of many hunters died after being attacked by a mom polar bear and her cub, Naujaat Mayor Solomon Malliki informed CBC Information on Tuesday. The mom and cub had been destroyed on the scene, Malliki stated.
Naujaat administrator Robert Hedley says the hunters had been terrified and did not sleep as they waited for search events to find them.
They had been finally noticed by a search helicopter from the Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Louis St-Laurent within the early hours of Tuesday.
The 2 injured hunters suffered minor accidents and had been handled and launched.
Hedley informed CBC on Wednedsay that a lot of the neighborhood is in grieving, and it’ll take time for leaders to provide you with options to verify incidents like this may be prevented sooner or later.
“That is an emotional, like a visceral sort of factor,” he stated.
“It is a very scary scenario…. It is gonna be one thing that is going to reside on with lots of people.”
The neighborhood has requested the territorial authorities for trauma assets, stated Hedley.
The territorial wildlife administration division will later present closing numbers of what number of polar bears had been killed associated to this incident, he stated.
With information from Michael Salomonie