No victim found in bear attack investigation

monosheriffAn investigation by Mono County Sheriff’s officers into a bear attack report netted no findings.

On Tuesday, October 11, 2011, at approximately 2:30 pm, the Mono County Sheriff’s Department dispatch received a call regarding a reported bear attack near the Twin Lakes area in Bridgeport. The caller stated that they heard someone say, “There’s a bear in the bushes” and then heard screaming. Mono County Sheriff’s deputies along with Mono County Paramedics and Bridgeport Fire Department were dispatched to the area of Twin Lakes to try and locate the potential attack victim.

The Mono County Sheriff’s Department Search and Rescue team along with care flight were put on standby in case additional resources were needed. An extensive search of the area was conducted. No sign of a bear in the area was seen and no reported victim was located. All responders were cancelled from the area. No further calls or activity has been received.

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6 Responses to No victim found in bear attack investigation

  1. Wayne Deja October 19, 2011 at 8:19 pm #

    Steve….I think you are correct…..Not only against the law to make a false report,but also a very stupid thing to do….

  2. Wayne Deja October 18, 2011 at 4:02 pm #

    upthecreek….Accually,When I have gone to the Bridgeport area,Law Enforcement is VERY active in the area…with plenty to keep them busy..maybe not so much having to deal with drunk and rowdy stupid locals, or having to deal with marijuana issues on a daily basis,like their neighboring town 55 miles south of them,but Law Enforcement seems to take a keen intrest in keeping the highways safe up there..and keeping their little town a safe place to live for its citizens,and a safe place for it’s visitors….which I think keeps them busy enough without having to go out on “bear attack” calls.What I would like to know is who made the call about this bear attack….and where was the caller when Law Enforcement and paramedics showed up at the scene?If I were reporting a bear attack,the least I would do is hang around untill help for the victim showed up.

    • Steve October 19, 2011 at 2:00 pm #

      The caller didn’t hang around because there was no victim and there was no bear attack. It was a prank call. Nothing more.

  3. Wayne Deja October 17, 2011 at 6:30 pm #

    …Hope they didn’t spend too many resources on this reported “attack”…….

    • upthecreek October 18, 2011 at 2:33 pm #

      What else do they have to do?

      • Harry October 18, 2011 at 4:42 pm #

        Probably protect people like you from hurting yourself!


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