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Girl, 5, dragged away by bear outside her home

14 May, 2018, 13:16 | Author: Lucille Rivera
  • A five-year-old girl was seriously injured after she was attacked by a bear early Sunday morning

The incident happened in the backyard of a home above the Colorado River corridor around 2:30 Sunday morning. The girl's mother heard her screaming and saw the bear dragging the child.

The child, whose name was not released, was in a fair condition early Monday at a local hospital, NBC affiliate KKCO said. Wildlife officers in Mesa County are now searching for the bear to make sure no one else is attacked. The girl's mom heard her daughter yelling outside their home just east of Grand Junction.

Doctors at St. Mary's Medical Center in Grand Junction say that little girl is now in good spirits and is surrounded by her family and stuffed animals.

The woman screamed and the bear dropped the girl, who suffered serious injuries.

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The CPW is requesting the public's help in finding the animal.

Kimberly's recovery could take several weeks.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers and federal wildlife services officers are now tracking the bear. Traps have been set up around Grand Junction, Colorado in order top capture the bear which attack the five-year-old girl. If caught, the bear will be put down.

CPW said area residents could expect to see law enforcement officials and hounds in the area, and ask anyone to report bear sightings to officials.

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