RCMP say tree planter dead after bear mauling in northern Alberta

A 26-year-old woman has died after she was mauled by a bear in northern Alberta over the weekend.

The RCMP said the woman was a tree planter who was with several co-workers when she was attacked on Saturday afternoon.

Police said they were notified of the mauling at about 3 p.m., saying it occurred in a remote part of Big Lakes County.

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An RCMP spokesperson told Global News that the woman was airlifted to an airport in Swan Hills, Alta., by a helicopter used by the tree-planting organization. She was met by emergency personnel at the airport who pronounced her dead at the scene.

The RCMP were told by a witness it appeared the woman was mauled by a black bear.

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Alberta Fish and Wildlife is now investigating.

Global News has reached out to Alberta Justice for more information.

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