A bear has been euthanized after an attack on a ATV rider near Wycliffe Regional Park, according to RCMP.
Both police and B.C. Conservation Officer Service responded to the incident, which was reported earlier Saturday morning.
The ATV rider was able to discharge his firearm, which injured the bear before it fled.
Authorities urged residents to avoid the area, and remind people to exercise caution when accessing the backcountry.
The involved bear has been euthanized. Please continue to exercise caution when accessing our back country. Many thanks to the Conservation Service Officers who responded quickly & resolved this dangerous situation. https://t.co/ZVqH1i6b8B
— Cranbrook RCMP (@CranbrookRCMP) October 21, 2018