Hunter killed by bear in Alaska was Ohio man, say park officials

A man on a hunting expedition in a remote Alaska park was killed by a grizzly bear last weekend. The attack took place in Alaska's Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. The man was identified Thursday by park officials as Austin Pfeiffer, a 22-year-old man from Ohio.

Pfeiffer's death late Sunday is the first recorded fatal bear attack in the park since it was established in 1980, the park said in a statement.

From the Associated Press:

Park spokesperson Jan Maslen, said in an email that officials were not releasing his hometown at the family's request. Pfeiffer was hunting with a friend and they were salvaging meat from a moose they killed a day earlier when the attack occurred, the statement said.

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