Picture: 38-year-old Dutch man who was pulled from his tent by a polar bear and killed on Norwegian island
- Johann Jacobs Coutte died in a campsite near Longyearbane on Friday
- This is the sixth fatal polar bear attack in Svalbard, Norway, in nearly 50 years
- People were later found dead in a parking lot when people opened fire on it.
A Dutch man who was dragged from his tent by a polar bear and painted for the first time to death on a Norwegian island in the Arctic.
Johann Jacobs Coutte died during the night when he lay in his camp in a camping area near the town of Longyearbyen on Svalbard Island, 800 miles from the North Pole.
The local governor’s office said in a statement that the 38-year-old was seriously injured during the attack and died shortly after.
This is the sixth fatal attack in the region in nearly 50 years.
Johann Jacobs Coutte died during the night when he was lying in his tent in a camping area near the town of Longyearbien
A seasonal worker on the island, Mr. Kuti, was ripped from his tent while sleeping at around 4 am on Friday
The bear was then found dead in a car park near the airport, which was shot by locals.
A seasonal worker on the island, Mr. Kuti, was ripped from his tent while sleeping at around 4 am on Friday.
The bear was found dead in a car park near the airport, which was shot by locals.
Photographs have also come out of the bodies of the animals and Mr. Koote has a crooked tent, which is revealed after the devastating attack.
According to local reports, the blood splatter was seen close to the camp site, where six other people were sleeping, but were not injured in the tragedy.
He was offered counseling after being examined at the hospital and released a statement paying tribute to the victim, reports The Sun.
He wrote: ‘We need peace now and we are allowed to grieve our friend who is dead.
‘We would like to thank the people of Longyearben and the Governor for their efforts and support during this difficult day.’
Local authorities reported on Friday that Dutch citizen Johann Jacobs Kutte died during the night when he lay in his tent in a camping area (today’s photo) near downtown Longyearbyen, 800 miles from the North Pole. .
The attack took place in a camp site near the city of Longyearbyen, 1,300 kilometers (800 mi) from the North Pole.
In Svalbard, also known as Spitzburg, people are advised to keep weapons outside urban areas.
According to a tally from 2015, the archipelago is home to about 1,000 polar bears, a protected species since 1973.
So far, five fatal attacks on people were recorded since 1971.
The most recent occurred in 2011 when a bear attacked a group of 14 people who were camping as part of a British school trip.
A 17-year-old British student was killed and four others were injured before the animal was killed.
According to experts, the shrinking ICAP has reduced the polar bears’ preferred hunting grounds, where they eat seals, pushing them to contact areas populated in their prey for food.