Indian-Origin Student Took Bear's Photos Before It Killed Him

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 11:16 Hrs
37
cmt right
27
Comment Right
43
cmt right
10
cmt right
Printer Print Email Email


WASHINGTON: An Indian-origin student in the U.S. took photos of a bear while hiking in a U.S. preserve before it mauled him to death, media reported. Darsh Patel, a Rutgers University student, and four others were being followed by the black bear in the West Milford Apshawa preserve, New Jersey. But moments after Patel used his mobile phone to capture images of the animal, it attacked and killed him, New York Daily News reported.



The five friends had been hiking Sep 21 when they met at the preserve's entrance a man and a woman who advised them to turn around as a bear was on the loose, authorities said.



But the group went on, and Patel took photos from a distance of about 100 feet. Another hiker took one photo. The group turned and began walking away, but the bear followed, police said. When it got within about 15 feet, the five split up and took off running. Four of them escaped and made a 911 emergency call.



Patel was last seen climbing a rock with the bear close behind. He screamed for the others to keep going. Rescuers found the body two hours later. It was the first killing by a bear in New Jersey since the 1850s, authorities said.



READ MORE: Barack Obama Encourages 'Best And Brightest' To Stay In U.S.



U.S. Senate Committee Confirms Indian-American As Federal Judge


Source: IANS
SPOTLIGHT
Finance
India's tea exports increased by 11.5 per cent to 17.93 million kgs in April this year aga..
Startup City
With cities growing rapidly and infrastructure not keeping pace, the daunting work com..
Career
Les Roches Global Hospitality Education, a multi-national hospitality management institute, a..
Travel
Imagine life being a romantic Bollywood song of the 90's. All those exotic frames punched into one..
Technology
To ensure uninterrupted functioning of the app in areas of low networks, Facebook-owned..
Entertainment
Actor Dhanush, whose last Hindi release was R. Balkis "Shamitabh", may be working in another H..
Enterprise IT
Taking on streaming giants like Netflix and Hulu, Walt Disney Co. has announced it will ..
Gadgets
Yamaha Music India has launched its first Indian keyboard PSR I500 under the 'Make in India' initi..
Business
Automobile major MG Motors India on Wednesday said that it plans to manufacture electric vehicle E..