WEST MILFORD, N.J. (CBS/AP) — Rutgers University says a bear attacked and killed a senior student in a northern New Jersey nature preserve.
West Milford police say five friends from Edison were hiking in the Apshawa Preserve when they encountered the bear on Sunday. Police say the group became frightened and ran in different directions. They noticed one member was missing when they regrouped.
A search team located the body of 22-year-old Rutgers student Darsh Patel. Rutgers says Patel was killed in the bear attack yesterday while hiking with friends.
A bear at the scene was euthanized.
State wildlife officials are assisting with the investigation.
Rutgers says they will have a counselor on call for students needing support.
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