BJ and Jamie - Fake Bear Attack 9/20 (Audio)

September 20, 2018

© Lawrence Weslowski Jr

According to a press release from Colorado Parks and Wildlife, officers responded to a reported bear attack on a woman hiking with her dog at Golden Gate Canyon State Park Wednesday afternoon at 1:20 p.m. after being alerted by Gilpin County officials.

The woman was transported to Saint Anthony Medical Center at 1:40 p.m. after two CPW officers arrived on the scene. After an investigation of the area and subsequent interview with the woman, CPW officials have determined that no bear attack occurred.

Wildlife officers and park rangers searched a two-acre area around the scene, which was on the Coyote Trail at the state park, and did not find any evidence of wildlife active in the area. The trail has since been reopened and park officials believe the state park is safe for the public to recreate in.