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Update: Daniel Schilling, age 46 of Hope, is identified as the victim of this fatal bear mauling.
On 7/29/20 at approximately 2207 hours AST was advised of a fatal bear mauling in the Hope area of the Chugach National Forest. It was reported that a Hope resident had been clearing a trail approximately 1 mile behind his property which is located off of mile 8 of the Hope Hwy. His wife became concerned when he was overdue, and their dog, which had been with him returned home alone. The body was located by family and friends in the area he had been working, deceased with wounds consistent with a bear attack. All subjects immediately departed the area. The trail is described as not ATV accessible. A joint response to the site of the mauling by AWT and USFS rangers is in progress. Updates to follow.
Posted on 7/30/2020 9:23:49 AM by DPS\tjdespain